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USS Patterson was a Bagley-class destroyer laid down on July 23, 1935 and launched on May 6, 1937. It was commissioned on September 22, the same year under Lt. Comdr. Francis T. Spellman’s command with the hull number DD-392 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on November 8, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 158 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Savo Island, Espiritu Santo, Tinian or Palau. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Patterson received 13 battle stars.