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USS Bagley was a Bagley-class destroyer laid down on July 31, 1935 and launched on September 3, 1936. It was commissioned on June 12, the following year under Lt. Comdr. Earl W. Morris’ command with the hull number DD-386 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 251 people on board and had the main missions in Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Fiji, Guadalcanal, New Zealand, the Marshalls or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on February 25, 1947 and sold for scrapping the same year to Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bagley received 12 battle stars.