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USS Straub was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on June 7, 1943 and launched on September 19, the same year. It was commissioned on October 25, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. James T. Kilbreth’s command with the hull number DE-181 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on October 17, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, Great Sound, Azores, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Uruguay, North Africa, Hawaii or Rhode Island. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping the following year.