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USS Robert I. Paine was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on November 5, 1943 and launched on December 30, the same year. It was commissioned on February 26, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Drayton Cochran's command with the hull number DE-578 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on November 21, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in the Canary Islands, Azores, Hampton Roads, Bizerte, Luftwaffe, Halifax, or Liverpool. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1968. One year later, on July 18, 1969 the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Robert I. Paine received one battle star.