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USS Adams was a Robert H. Smith-class destroyer minelayer laid down on March 20, 1944 as DD-739 and launched on July 23, the same year as DM-27. It was commissioned on October 10, 1944 under Comdr. Henry J. Armstrong’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned in December 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 363 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, San Diego, Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Okinawa or Sasebo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1970. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Adams received 1 battle star.