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USS Ellet was a Benham-class destroyer laid down on December 3, 1936 and launched on June 11, 1938. It was commissioned on February 17, the following year under Lt. Comdr. F. J. Mee’s command with the hull number DD-398 and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on October 29, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 184 people on board and had the main missions in Christmas Island, Honolulu, Tokyo, the Solomons, Guadalcanal, the Marshalls, Saipan, Guam, Ngulu Atoll or the Marianas. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping in 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Ellet received 10 battle stars.