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USS Taussig was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on August 30, 1943 and launched on January 25, the following year. It was commissioned on May 20, 1944 under Comdr. Joseph A. Robbins’ command with the hull number DD-746 and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on December 1, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Panama Canal, Hawaii, Ulithi, Maine, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Formosa or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1973 and transferred to Taiwan in May 1974 where it was renamed ROCS Lo Yang (DD-14). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Taussig received 6 battle stars, 8 battle stars for Korea and another 6 battle stars for Vietnam.