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USS Maddox was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on October 28, 1943 as DD-731 and launched on March 19, the following year. It was commissioned on June 2, 1944 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned in 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Norfolk, Ulithi, Mindoro, Saigon, Leyte, Korea, Japan or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 2, 1972 and sold to Taiwan where it was renamed Bo Yang. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Maddox received 4 battle stars and another 6 for the Korean activity.