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USS Spangenberg was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on April 5, 1943 and launched on July 3, the same year. It was commissioned on April 15, 1944 under Lt. H. P. Whitney’s command with the hull number DE-223 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on October 28, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, Boston, Bermuda, Bizerte, northern Africa, Halifax, Liverpool, Azores or Milford Haven. After the decommissioning, the ship was reclassified as DER-223 in March 1949 and it was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1965. One year later, on October 29, 1966 the ship was sold for scrapping.