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USS Arcadia was a Klondike-class destroyer tender laid down on March 6, 1944 and launched on November 19, the same year. It was commissioned on September 13, 1945 under Capt. James M. Connally’s command with the hull number AD-23 and served in the US Navy for 23 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 826 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Newport, Narragansett Bay, Naples, Cannes, Valencia, Palma, Barcelona, Lisbon, Piraeus, Istanbul or Mayport. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping in 1974 to Levin Metals of San Jose in California.