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USS Kendrick was a Benson-class destroyer launched on April 2, 1942. It was commissioned on September 12, the following year under Lt. Comdr. C. T. Caufield’s command with the hull number DD-612 and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on March 31, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 256 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, New York, Casablanca, Oran, Sicily, Scoglitti or southern France. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kendrick received 3 battle stars.