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USS Cooper was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on August 30, 1943 as DD-695 and launched on February 9, the following year. It was commissioned on March 27, 1944 under Commander J. W. Schmidt’ command and served in the US Navy for a half of year until it sank on December 3, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Luzon, Manila, San Pedro, Leyte or Ulithi. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Cooper received 1 battle star.