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USS Laning was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on April 23, 1943 and launched on July 4, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on August 1, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. E. C. Woodward’s command with the hull number DE-159 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on September 13, 1957. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Aruba, Algiers, Tunisia, Korea or China. It also participated during the Korean War. After the decommissioning, the ship was reclassified as LPR-55 on January 1, 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Laning received 1 battle star.