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USS Mayo was a Benson-class destroyer laid down on May 16, 1938 and launched on March 26, 1940. It was commissioned on September 18, the same year under Lt. Comdr. C. D. Emory’s command with the hull number DD-422 and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on March 18, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 191 people on board and had the main missions in Iceland, Argentia Bay, Boston, Maine, Salerno or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1971. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Mayo received 2 battle stars.