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USS Mayrant was a Benham-class destroyer laid down on April 15, 1937 and launched on May 14, 1938. It was commissioned on September 13, the following year under Lt. Comdr. E. A. Taylor’s command with the hull number DD-402 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 184 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Iceland, Halifax, South Africa, Scapa Flow, Palermo or Okinawa. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Mayrant received 3 battle stars.