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USS Fechteler was a Gearing-class destroyer laid down on April 12, 1945 and launched on September 19, the same year. It was commissioned on March 2, 1946 with the hull number DD-870 and it served in the US Navy for 24 years before it was decommissioned on September 11, 1970. During its activities, the ship had the main missions in San Diego, Norfolk, Argentia, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Yokosuka, Guam or Pearl Harbor. It was struck from the Navy List on September 11, 1970 and then sold for scrapping two years later. For the service brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Fechteler received 5 battle stars.