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USS Wiseman was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on July 26, 1943 and launched on November 6, the same year. It was commissioned on April 4, 1944 under Lt. W. B. McClaran’s command with the hull number DE-667 and served in the US Navy for 11 years and a half until it was decommissioned on August 1, 1962. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Boston, Bizerte, Gibraltar, Alaska, Korea, Hong Kong or Yokohama. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 15, 1973. One month later, it was the ship was removed from the Navy custody. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Wiseman received 6 battle stars.