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USS Manning was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 15, 1943 and launched on June 1, the same year. It was commissioned on October 1, 1943 under Lt. John I. Mingay’s command with the hull number DE-199 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea and the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on July 31, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Manning received 4 battle stars.