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USS Hubbard was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 11, 1943 and launched on November 11, the same year. It was commissioned on March 6, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. L. C. Mabley’s command with the hull number DE-211 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the Caribbean, Bizerte, Tunisia, New York, Maine, Casco Bay or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hubbard received 2 battle stars.