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USS Doyle C. Barnes was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on January 11, 1944 and launched on March 4, the same year. It was commissioned on July 13, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. J. P. Ingle’s command as DE-353 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, New Guinea, Hollandia, San Pedro, Borneo, Okinawa, Manila, Tsingtao, Shanghai or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year.