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USS Gwin was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on October 31, 1943 and launched on April 9, the following year. It was commissioned on September 30, 1944 under Comdr. F. S. Steinke’s command with the hull number DD-772 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on April 3, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in California, Eniwetok, Nansei Shoto, Okinawa, Brest, Le Havre or Lisbon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 22, 1971 and sold for scrapping the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Gwin received 4 battle stars and a Navy Unit Commendation.