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USS Borum was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on April 28, 1943 and launched on August 14, the same year. It was commissioned on November 30, 1943 under Lt. Cmdr. J. K. Davis’ command with the hull number DE-790 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had the main missions in the British Isles, Normandy, Channel Islands, Cherbourg, Le Havre, New London or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on August 1, 1965 and sold for scrapping one year later. For the services brought to the country during the invasion of Normandy, USS Borum received one battle star.