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USS Hank was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on February 17, 1944 as DD-702 and launched on May 21, the same year. It was commissioned on August 28, 1944 under Commander G. M. Chambers’ command and served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Korea or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hank received 4 battle stars and another 4 for the activity during the Korean War.