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USS Darby was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 22, 1943 and launched on May 29, the same year. It was commissioned on November 15, 1943 under Comdr. D. D. Humphreys’ command with the hull number DE-218 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 28, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the Solomons, Manus, Emirau, Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 23, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Darby received 2 battle stars.