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USS Otter was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on July 26, 1943 and launched on October 23, 1943. It was commissioned on February 21, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. D. M. Kerr’s command with the hull number DE-210 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned in January 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in different Mediterranean and Atlantic ports. After the decommissioning, the ship sank as target during some training exercises on July 10, 1970. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Otter received 1 battle star.