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USS Eichenberger was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on April 15, 1943 and launched on July 22, the same year. It was commissioned on November 17, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. N. Harrell’s command with the hull number DE-202 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 16, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in New Guinea, Espiritu Santo, Milne Bay, Manus, Hollandia, Mindoro, Leyte or Subic Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on December 1, 1972. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Eichenberger received 4 battle stars. One year later, on November 1 the ship was sold for scrapping.