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USS Blue was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on June 30, 1943 and launched on November 28, the same year. It was commissioned on March 20, 1944 under Comdr. Lot Ensey’s command with the hull number DD-744 and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on January 1, 1974. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Eniwetok, the Marshalls, Palaus, the Philippines, Luzon, China or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 1, 1974 and sunk as a target during training exercises. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Blue received 6 battle stars and another 6 for Korea.