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USS Harry E. Hubbard was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on October 30, 1943 and launched on March 24, the following year. It was commissioned on July 22, 1944 under Comdr. Leonard W. Bailey’s command with the hull number DD-748 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned in October 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Hawaii, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, San Francisco, Wonsan or Kerama Retto. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 17, 1969 and sold for scrapping in July 1970. For the services brought to the country during the World War II and the Korean War, USS Harry E. Hubbard received 6 battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation.