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USS Bunch was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 23, 1943 and launched on May 29, the same year. It was commissioned on August 21, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. A. A. Campbell’s command with the hull number DE-694 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 31, 1946. Meanwhile, the ship was reclassified as APD-79. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had the main missions in Boston, Derry, Bermuda, Tompkinsville, the Philippines, Okinawa, Kerama Islands, Marshall Islands, Eniwetok, Maine or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 31, 1946. On April 1, 1964 the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bunch received 2 battle stars.