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USS Caldwell was a Benson-class destroyer launched on January 15, 1942. It was commissioned on June 10, the same year under Lt. Comdr. J. F. Newman’s command with the hull number DD-605 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 24, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Aleutian Islands, Attu, Kiska, Tarawa, Makin, Palau, Yap, Ulithi or Woleai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1965 and sold for scrapping in 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Caldwell received 8 battle stars.