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USS Barber was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on April 27, 1943 and launched on May 30, the same year. It was commissioned on October 10, 1943 under Lt. Eugene T. B. Sullivan’s command with the hull number DE-161 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 22, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Panama, North Africa, Eniwetok, Ulithi or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on September 27, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Barber received 3 battle stars.