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USS Loy was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on April 23, 1943 and launched on July 4, the same year. It was commissioned on September 12, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. James V. Bewick’s command with the hull number DE-160 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Algiers, Tunisia, Azores, Hawaii or Kerama Retto. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on September 1, 1964. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Loy received 1 battle star.