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USS Hobby was a Benson-class destroyer launched on June 4, 1942. It was commissioned on November 18, the same year under Lt. Comdr. Ernest Blake’s command with the hull number DD-610 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 1, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 259 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Casablanca, Norfolk, New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, the Schouten Islands, Peleliu, Luzon, Formosa or China. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1971. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hobby received 10 battle stars.