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USS Damato was a Gearing-class destroyer laid down on May 10, 1945 and launched on November 21, the same year. It was commissioned on April 27, 1946 with the hull number DD-871 and it served in the US Navy for 34 years before it was decommissioned on September 30, 1980. During its activities, the ship had the main missions in Norfolk, Newport, Cuba, France, England or Canada. It was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1980 and then transferred to Pakistan where it was renamed Tippu Sultan.