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USS Ahrens was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on November 5, 1943 and launched on December 21, the same year. It was commissioned on February 12, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Morgan H. Hains’ command with the hull number DE-575 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 24, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, Maine, Bermuda, Manus, Leyte, Manila, Hollandia, Palau Islands or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1965. One year and a half later, on January 20, 1967 the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Ahrens received 2 battle stars.