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USS Farenholt was a Benson-class destroyer launched on November 19, 1941. It was commissioned on April 2, the following year under Lt. Comdr. E. T. Seaward’s command with the hull number DD-491 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 26, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 208 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Tongatapu, Guadalcanal, Espiritu Santo, Noumea, Pearl Harbor, New Hebrides or the Solomon Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register in June 1971 and sold for scrapping in November 1972. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Farenholt received 11 battle stars.