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USS Frank E. Evans was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on April 21, 1944 and launched on October 3, the same year. It was commissioned on February 3, 1945 under Comdr. Harry Smith’s command with the hull number DD-754 and served in the US Navy for 24 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Guam, Ulithi, Hawaii, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Vietnam or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on the same day and sunk as a target in Subic Bay. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Frank E. Evans received 1 battle star and another 7 battle stars for the activity during the Korean War.