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USS Boyle was a Benson-class destroyer launched on June 15, 1942. It was commissioned on August 15, the same year under Lt. Comdr. E. S. Karpe’s command with the hull number DD-600 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on March 29, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, North Africa, Fedhala, Naples, southern France or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on June 1, 1971 and sunken as a target in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Boyle received 4 battle stars.