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USS Strickland was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on August 23, 1943 and launched on November 2, the same year. It was commissioned on January 10, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. A. J. Hopkins’ command with the hull number DE-333 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Bizerte, Gibraltar, Algeria, New York, Guantanamo Bay, Panama Canal, France, England or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Strickland received 1 battle star.