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USS Mansfield was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on August 28, 1943 as DD-728 and launched on January 29, the following year. It was commissioned on April 14, 1944 under Commander Robert E. Brady’s command and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on February 4, 1971. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Ulithi, Maine, Manila, Formosa, Korea, Vietnam or China. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 4, 1974 and sold to Argentina. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Mansfield received 5 battle stars and another 3 for the Korean activity.