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USS Triton was a Tambor-class submarine laid down on July 5, 1939 and launched on March 25, the following year. It was commissioned on August 15, 1940 under Lt. Cmdr. Willis A. Lent’s command with the hull number SS-201 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years before it was sunk on March 15, 1943 near the Admiralty Islands. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 60 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Shanghai, Brisbane, Truk, New Guinea or New Ireland. For the service brought to the country during the World War II, USS Triton received 5 battle stars.