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USS Stewart was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on July 15, 1942 and launched on November 22, the same year. It was commissioned on May 31, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. B. C. Turner’s command as DE-238 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned in January 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Texas, Bermuda, Pearl Harbor, Falmouth, Panama Canal, New England, Liverpool, River Clyde, Casco Bay, New York, San Diego or Plymouth Sound. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1972 and used as a museum ship in Galveston since 1974.