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USS Underhill was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on September 16, 1943 and launched on October 15, the same year. It was commissioned on November 15, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Sidney R. Jackson’s command with the hull number DE-682 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it sank on July 24, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bermuda, Guantanamo Bay, Trinidad, Jamaica, Miami, Maine or Bizerte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1945.