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USS Trippe was a Benham-class destroyer laid down on April 15, 1937 and launched on May 14, 1938. It was commissioned on November 1, the following year under Lt. Comdr. Robert L. Campbell’s command with the hull number DD-403 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 230 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Newport, Hampton Roads, Puerto Rico, the West Indies, Oran or San Diego. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Trippe received 6 battle stars.