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USS Frament was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on May 1, 1943 and launched on June 28, the same year. It was commissioned on August 15, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. S. T. McAdam’s command with the hull number DE-677 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 30, 1946. Meanwhile, the ship was reclassified as a high-speed transport, with the hull number APD-77. During its activity, it carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Derry, Cherbourg, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Leyte, Okinawa, Shanghai or Italy. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1960. One year later, it was sold to Ecuador where it served as a power hulk. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Frament received one battle star.