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USS Henley was a Bagley-class destroyer laid down on October 28, 1935 and launched on January 12, 1937. It was commissioned on August 14, the same year under Lt. Comdr. H. Y. McCown’s command with the hull number DD-391 and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was sunk by a torpedo on October 3, 1943. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 158 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Australia, New Guinea or Finschafen. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Henley received 4 battle stars.