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USS Charles F. Hughes was a Benson-class destroyer launched on May 16, 1940. It was commissioned on September 5, the same year under Lt. Comdr. G. L. Menocal’s command with the hull number DD-428 and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on March 18, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 191 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, New York, Belfast, Boston, North Africa, Casablanca, Netherlands West Indies, Norfolk or Naples. After the decommissioning, the ship sank as a target and was struck from the Naval Register on June 1, 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Charles F. Hughes received 4 battle stars.