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USS Ordronaux was a Benson-class destroyer laid down on July 25, 1942 and launched on November 9, the same year. It was commissioned on February 13, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Robert Brodie’s command with the hull number DD-617 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 27, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Southern France and Pacific. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1971 and sold for scrapping in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Ordronaux received 3 battle stars.