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USS Gansevoort was a Benson-class destroyer laid down on June 16, 1941 and launched on April 11, the following year. It was commissioned on August 25, 1942 under Lt. Comdr. E. A. McFall’s command with the hull number DD-608 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 1, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in Hawaii, Noumea, New Hebrides, Wellington, Auckland, Espiritu Santo, Attu or Kulka Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1971 and it sank as a target a year later. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Gansevoort received 4 battle stars.