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USS Luce was a Fletcher-class destroyer laid down on August 24, 1942 and launched on March 6, the following year. It was commissioned on June 21, 1943 under Comdr. D. C. Varian’s command with the hull number DD-522 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years before it was sunk by torpedoes on May 4, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Subic Bay, Luzon, Kurile, Manus, Leyte, Attu, Okinawa or San Francisco. For the service brought to the country during the World War II, USS Luce received 5 battle stars.