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USS Lansdale was a Benson-class destroyer laid down on December 19, 1938 and launched on October 30, 1939. It was commissioned on September 17, the following year under Lt. Comdr. John D. Connor’s command with the hull number DD-426 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was sunken by an enemy ship on April 20, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 191 people on board and had the main missions in the Caribbean, Cuba, the Virgin Islands, Charleston, Iceland or Nova Scotia. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lansdale received 4 battle stars.