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USS Yokes was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 22, 1943 and launched on November 27, the same year. It was commissioned on December 18, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Paul E. Warfield’s command with the hull number APD-69 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 186 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, Okinawa, Saipan, Hawaii, San Diego, the Marianas, San Pedro or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1964. One year later, in 1965 it was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Yokes received 1 battle star.