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USS Ault was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on November 15, 1943 as DD-698 and launched on March 26, the following year. It was commissioned on May 31, 1944 under Commander Joseph C. Wylie’s command and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on July 16, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Formosa, Pearl Harbor, San Diego or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register and sold for scrapping in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Ault received 5 battle stars and another 2 battle stars for the activity during the Vietnam War.