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USS Stack was a Benham-class destroyer laid down on June 25, 1937 and launched on May 5, 1938. It was commissioned on November 20, the following year under Lt. Comdr. Isaiah Olch’s command with the hull number DD-406 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 176 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, the West Indies, Rio de Janeiro, Bermuda, Maine, Argentia, Tulagi or New Guinea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 28, 1948 and sunken as a target ship the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Stack received 12 battle stars.