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USS Reeves was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on February 7, 1943 and launched on April 22, the same year. It was commissioned on June 9, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Mathias S. Clark’s command with the hull number DE-156 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the United Kingdom, Norfolk, Casablanca, the Philippines, Kerama Retto or Hawaii. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on June 1, 1960. One year later, in July 1961, USS Reeves was sold to Ecuador. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, the ship received 1 battle star.