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USS Samuel N. Moore was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on September 30, 1943 and launched on February 23, the following year. It was commissioned on June 24, 1944 under Comdr. Horatio A. Lincoln’s command with the hull number DD-747 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on October 24, 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, Panama Canal, the Philippines, Ryukyus, Shanghai, Tsingtao, Pusan, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Wonsan or Vietnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on the same day and sold to Taiwan in December 1969 where it was renamed Heng Yang (DD-2). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Samuel N. Moore received 5 battle stars, 3 battle stars for Korea and another 7 battle stars for Vietnam.