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USS Daly is a Fletcher-class destroyer laid down on April 29, 1942 and launched on October 24, the same year. It was commissioned on March 10, 1943 under Comdr. R. G. Visser’s command with the hull number DD-519 and it served in the US Navy for 17 years before it was decommissioned on May 2, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Kiska, Attu, Milne Bay, Norfolk, Korea, Newport, Charleston or Shanghai. It was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1974 and then sold for scrapping in 1976. For the service brought to the country during the World War II, USS Daly received 9 battle stars and another one for the Korean activity.