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USS James E. Craig was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on April 15, 1943 and launched on July 22, the same year. It was commissioned on November 1, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Hampton M. Ericson’s command with the hull number DE-201 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in New Guinea and the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on June 30, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS James E. Craig received 4 battle stars.