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USS Marsh was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on June 23, 1943 and launched on September 25, the same year. It was commissioned on January 12, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. P. M. Fenton’s command with the hull number DE-699 and served in the US Navy for 18 years until it was decommissioned on August 1, 1962. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had the main missions in Plymouth, North Africa, Malta, Iwo Jima, Ulithi, Saipan, Asuncion, Eniwetok or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 15, 1973. Several months later, it was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Marsh received 1 battle star and 4 battle stars for the activity during the Korean War.