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USS Moale was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on August 5, 1943 as DD-693 and launched on January 16, the following year. It was commissioned on February 28, 1944 under Commander Walter M. Foster’s command and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, Luzon, San Pedro, Saipan, Okinawa, San Diego or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Moale received 5 battle stars and another one battle star for the activity during the Korean War.