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USS Lamons was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 22, 1943 and launched on May 22, the same year. It was transferred to the United Kingdom on August 23 and renamed HMS Duff, K352. It was commissioned the same day and served in the Royal Navy for 1 year until it struck a mine and was declared a constructive total loss. Thus, it was returned to the US Navy on 28 August, 1945. One month later, on September 17 the ship was struck from the Naval Register.