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USS Lee Fox was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on March 1, 1943 and launched on May 29, the same year. It was commissioned on August 30, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. W. C. Jennings’ command with the hull number DE-65 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Cape Cod, Derry, Norfolk, Plymouth, Guam, San Pedro, the Philippines or Yokohama. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 1, 1964. One year and a half later, on January 31, 1966 USS Lee Fox was sold for scrapping.