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USS Henley was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on February 8, 1944 and launched on April 8, the following year. It was commissioned on October 8, 1946 under Comdr. Dwight L. Moody’s command with the hull number DD-762 and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned in 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Boston, Charleston, Seine or Panama Canal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping the same year.