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USS Frazier was a Benson-class destroyer launched on March 17, 1942. It was commissioned on July 30, the same year under Lt. Comdr. Frank Virden’s command with the hull number DD-607 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on April 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in Efate, Noumea, Kiska, Solomon Islands, Espiritu Santo, Attu, Gilbert Islands or Wellington. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1971 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Frazier received 12 battle stars.