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USS Hugh W. Hadley was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on February 6, 1944 and launched on July 16, the same year. It was commissioned on November 25, 1944 under Comdr. L. C. Chamberlin’s command with the hull number DD-774 and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on December 15, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Okinawa, Saipan, Ie Shima or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on January 8, 1946 and sold for scrapping one year later. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Hugh W. Hadley received one battle star and the Presidential Unit Citation.