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USS Hamul was a Hamul-class destroyer tender laid down on March 6, 1940 and launched in May, the same year. It was commissioned on June 14, 1941 under Comdr. F. M. Tillson’s command with the hull number AD-20 and served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned on June 9, 1962. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 857 people onboard and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Bora Bora, Chile, Sasebo, Eniwetok, Saipan, Ulithi, Okinawa or Plymouth. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hamul received one battle star and another one for the Korean War.