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USS George W. Ingram was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 6, 1943 and launched on May 8, the same year. It was commissioned on August 11, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Ernest R. Perry’s command with the hull number DE-62 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, New York, North Africa, Algiers, Northern Ireland, Plymouth, Azores, Portsmouth, Pearl Harbor or Taku Bar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on January 1, 1967. Several months later, it was transferred to the Republic of China where it was converted into a frigate under the name of ROCS Kang Shan.