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USS Tolman was a Robert H. Smith-class destroyer minelayer laid down on April 10, 1944 and launched on August 13, the same year. It was commissioned on October 27, 1944 under Comdr. Clifford Arthur Johnson’s command with the hull number DD-740 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 29, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 363 people on board and had the main missions in Maine, Bermuda, Norfolk, Boston, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Okinawa, Ryukyu or Sasebo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1970. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Tolman received 1 battle star.