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USS Hilary P. Jones was a Benson-class destroyer launched on December 14, 1939. It was commissioned on September 6, the following year under Lt. Comdr. S. R. Clark’s command with the hull number DD-427 and served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on February 6, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 276 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, New York, Iceland, Reykjavik, New England, southern France, Maine, Pearl Harbor or Naples. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on November 1, 1974 and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hilary P. Jones received 4 battle stars.