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USS Lough was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on December 8, 1943 and launched on January 22, the following year. It was commissioned on May 2, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. Blaney C. Turner’s command as DE-586 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 24, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Bizerte, Manus, Panama, Boston, Hollandia, San Pedro, Leyte, Nasugbu, San Diego or Bermuda. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lough received 3 battle stars.