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USS Amesbury was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on March 8, 1943 and launched on June 6, the same year. It was commissioned on August 31, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Allen B. Adams Jr.’s command with the hull number DE-66 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 3, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Northern Ireland, Greenock, Key West, Hawaii or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on June 1, 1960. One year and a half later, on October 24, 1962 it was sold to Chet Alexander Marine Salvage, but it sank. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Amesbury received one battle star.