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USS Bates was a Buckley-class destroyer escort launched on June 6, 1943. It was commissioned on September 13, the same year under Lt. Comdr. E. H. Maher’s command with the hull number DE-68 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it sank on May 25, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Normandy, Plymouth, New York, Brooklyn, Hawaii or Okinawa. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bates received three battle stars.