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USS Holton was a Buckley-class destroyer escort launched on December 15, 1943. It was commissioned on May 1, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. J. B. Boy’s command with the hull number DE-703 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 31, 1946. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Norfolk, Bizerte, the African coast, Boston, Dakar, Manus, Tokyo Bay, Okinawa, Korea or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping.