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USS Drexler was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on April 24, 1944 and launched on September 3, the same year. It was commissioned on November 14, 1944 under Comdr. Ronald Lee Wilson’s command with the hull number DD-741 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk by a kamikaze on May 28, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 357 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guadalcanal, Ulithi or San Diego. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Drexler received 1 battle star.