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USS Harmon was a Buckley-class destroyer escort launched on July 9, 1943. It was commissioned on August 31, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Kendall E. Read’s command with the hull number DE-678 and served in the US Navy for 3 years and a half until it was decommissioned on March 27, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Panama Canal, Nouméa, Manus, Iwo Jima or Florida. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1965. One year and a half later, it was sold for scrapping to North American Smelting Co. in Delaware. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Harmon received 3 battle stars.