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USS Amick was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on January 7, 1943 and launched on May 27, the same year. It was commissioned on July 26, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Francis C. B. McCune’s command with the hull number DE-168 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on May 16, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Bizerte, Palermo, Oran, Maine, Hawaii, California, Ulithi, Okinawa, the Marianas, the Carolines or Palau Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Japan in 1955 where it was renamed JDS Asahi. In 1975, the ship was returned to the US Navy and struck from the Navy Register. Then, it was transferred to Philippines where it was renamed Datu Sikatuna.