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USS Weeden was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 18, 1943 and launched on October 27, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on February 19, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. C. F. Tillinghast’s command with the hull number DE-797 and served in the US Navy for 14 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on February 26, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Provincetown, Plymouth, Maine, Gibraltar, Oran or Boston. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on June 30, 1968 and sold for scrapping one year later.