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USS Barr was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on November 5, 1943 and launched on December 28, the same year. It was commissioned on February 16, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Henry H. Love’s command with the hull number DE-576 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 12, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Casablanca, Maine, Bermuda, Iwo Jima, Ulithi, Tinian, Saipan, Guam or Kerama Retto. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1960. Three years later, on March 26, 1963 the ship sank as a target in Vieques Island. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Barr received 3 battle stars.