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USS Lindsey was a Robert H. Smith-class destroyer laid down as DD-771 on September 12, 1943 and launched on March 5, the following year. After the ship was reclassified as DM-32, it was commissioned on August 20, 1944 under Comdr. T. E. Chambers’ command with the hull number DD-771 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 25, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 363 people on board and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, San Francisco or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1970. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lindsey received 2 battle stars.