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USS Joseph E. Campbell was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on March 29, 1943 and launched on June 26, the same year. It was commissioned on September 23, 1943 under Comdr. J. F. Bowling’s command with the hull number DE-70 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on November 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Northern Ireland, French North Africa, Okinawa, Cebu Island or Guantanamo Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold first to Chile and then struck from the Naval Register on December 1, 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Joseph E. Campbell received 1 battle star.