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USS Damon M. Cummings was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on October 17, 1943 and launched on April 18, 1944. It was commissioned on June 29, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. C. R. Millett’s command with the hull number DE-643 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 3, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Eniwetok, Florida, Manus, Okinawa, Ulithi, Saipan, San Pedro Bay, Tsingtao, the Marianas or Shanghai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1972. One year later, on May 18, 1973 the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Damon M. Cummings received 1 battle star.