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USS Lofberg was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on November 4, 1943 and launched on August 12, the following year. It was commissioned on April 26, 1945 under Comdr. R. O. Beer’s command with the hull number DD-759 and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on January 15, 1971. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Okinawa, Shanghai, Tsingtao, Wonsan, Formosa Straits or South Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 1, 1973 and sold to Taiwan on May 6, 1974. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Lofberg received 7 battle stars.