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USS England was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on April 4, 1943 and launched on September 26, the same year. It was commissioned on December 10, 1943 under Comdr. W. B. Pendleton’s command with the hull number DE-635 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 15, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the Admiralty Islands, Manus, the Solomons, Sidney, Hollandia, Ulithi, Hollandia, Iwo Jima or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1945. One year later, in 1946 the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS England received 10 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.