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USS Beatty was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on July 4, 1944 and launched on November 30, the same year. It was commissioned on March 31, 1945 under Comdr. M. T. Munger’s command with the hull number DD-756 and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on July 14, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Chesapeake Bay, the Caribbean, Norfolk, San Diego, Haifa, Newport, Yokosuka, the Panama Canal, Cannes or Colombo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List the same day and transferred to Venezuela where it was renamed Carabobo. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Beatty received 2 battle stars.