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USS Hanna was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on March 23, 1944 and launched on July 4, the same year. It was commissioned on January 27, 1945 under Lt. Cmdr. Means Hohnston’s command as DE-449 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on December 11, 1959. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Bermuda, Panama, Guam, Eniwetok, New York, Tokyo Bay, Korea, the Bonins or Manzanillo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1972 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Hanna received 5 battle stars.