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USS Liddle was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on June 8, 1943 and launched on August 9, the same year. It was commissioned three times, for the first time on December 6, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. R. M. Hinckley’s command with the hull number DE-206 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on March 18, 1967. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Gibraltar, Tunisia, New Guinea, Leyte, Palaus, Ormoc, Korea, the Caribbean or Haiti. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on April 5, 1967. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Liddle received 4 battle stars. Two months later, in June, the ship was sold for scrapping.