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USS Stanton was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on December 7, 1942 and launched on February 21, the following year. It was commissioned on August 7, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. C. S. Barker’s command as DE-247 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on June 2, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Norfolk, Casablanca, Charleston, Bermuda, New York, Pearl Harbor or Argentia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1970. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Stanton received 3 battle stars.