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USS Barton was a Benson-class destroyer laid down on May 20, 1941 and launched on January 31, the following year. It was commissioned on May 29, 1942 under Lt. Comdr. Douglas Harold Fox’ command with the hull number DD-599 and served in the US Navy for a half of year until it was sunken by a Japanese destroyer on November 13, 1942. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in Tongatapu or Guadalcanal. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Barton received 4 battle stars.