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USS Newman was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on June 8, 1943 and launched on August 9, the same year. It was commissioned on November 26, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. W. C. Meyer’s command with the hull number DE-205 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 18, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Hollandia, the Philippines, Leyte, New Guinea, Palawan, Luzon, East Indies, Okinawa, Mindanao or Cebu. 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 Newman received 5 battle stars. Two years later, in August, the ship was sold for scrapping.