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USS Borie was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on February 29, 1944 as DD-704 and launched on July 4, the same year. It was commissioned on September 21, 1944 under Commander N. Adair’s command and served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Saipan, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Korea or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register and transferred to Argentina the same day where it was renamed Hipolito Bouchard. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Borie received 3 battle stars and another 4 for the activity during the Korean War.