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USS Jordan was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on June 5, 1943 and launched on August 23, the same year. It was commissioned on December 19, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. F. C. Billing’s command with the hull number DE-204 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 19, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in New York, Gibraltar, Florida, Florida, Cuba, Charleston Navy Yard or the Mediterranean. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on January 8, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Jordan received 4 battle stars. One year later, in July, the ship was sold for scrapping.