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USS Kyne was a Cannon-class destroyer escort laid down on April 16, 1943 and launched on August 15, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on April 4, 1944 under Cmdr. A. Jackson’s command with the hull number DE-744 and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1960. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 216 men on board and had the main missions in California, Manus, Leyte, Palau Islands, Ulithi, Iwo Jima or Tokyo Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1972. A year later, the ship was sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kyne received 6 battle stars.