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USS Lovelace was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on May 22, 1943 and launched on July 4, the same year. It was commissioned on November 7, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. R. D. de Kay’s command with the hull number DE-198 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 22, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Palau Islands, Panama, Solomon Islands, Milne Bay, New Guinea or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on July 1, 1967. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lovelace received 3 battle stars. Two years later, on April 25 the ship sank as a target for destruction.