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USS Bauer was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on December 1, 1955 and launched on June 7, 1957. It was commissioned on November 21, 1957 with the hull number DE-1025 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on December 3, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Yokosuka, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan or South Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on the same day and, a year later, it was sold for scrapping to the National Metal & Steel Corporation in California. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War, USS Bauer received 2 battle stars.