USS Harmon (DE-678)
Commissioned this day in 1943, USS Harmon (DE-678) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort. She was assigned to the Southwest Pacific, and arrived there in December. Harmon served on escort duty in the area until sent to Pearl harbor for overhaul in September, 1944, which was followed by a training period. Sent into the Philippines in January, 1945, Harmon covered the reinforcement of Luzon, before heading for Iwo Jima in March, as part of the anti-submarine screen. At the end of March, Harmon was reallocated to training duty, and she was having her original 3" guns replaced by 5" guns when the War ended. In early 1946, Harmon conducted training exercises with submarines off the Panama Canal. She was decommissioned 25 March, 1947, and scrapped twenty years later.