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USS Seawolf was a Sargo-class submarine laid down on September 27, 1938 and launched on August 15, the following year. It was commissioned on December 1, 1939 under Lt. Frederick B. Warder’s command with the hull number SS-197 and it served in the US Navy for 5 years before it was sunk on October 3, 1944 near Morotai. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 59 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Formosa, Brisbane, Nagasaki, Tawitawi or the Palau Islands. For the service brought to the country during the World War II, USS Seawolf received 13 battle stars.