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USS Currier was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down in 1943 and launched on October 14, the same year. It was commissioned on February 1, 1944 under Comdr. Alfred L. Lind’s command with the hull number DE-700 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on April 4, 1960. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 225 men on board and it had the main missions in Casablanca, Oran, Naples, Bizerte, Palermo, Gibraltar, France, Saipan, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Guam or Taiwan. After the decommissioning, the ship was placed in reserve on April 4, 1960. Seven years later, it was sunk as target during training exercises. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Currier received 2 battle stars and 1 battle star for the activity during the Korean War.