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USS Laub was a Benson-class destroyer laid down on May 1, 1941 and launched on April 28, the following year. It was commissioned on October 24, 1942 under Lt. Comdr. J. F. Gallaher’s command with the hull number DD-613 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 2, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in Panama Canal, Norfolk, New York, Casablanca, Oran, Mers el Kebir or Maine. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1971 and sold for scrapping in 1975. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Laub received 4 battle stars.