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USS Charles Berry was a Claud Jones-class destroyer escort laid down on October 29, 1958 and launched on March 17, 1959. It was commissioned on November 25, 1959 under Lt. Comdr. R. C. Robinson’s command with the hull number DE-1035 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it decommissioned on January 31, 1974. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 171 men on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to Indonesia where it was renamed KRI Martadinata (DE-342). The ship was active within the Indonesian waters until September 8, 2005 when it was decommissioned.