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USS Buchanan was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile armed destroyer laid down on April 23, 1959 and launched on May 11, the following year. It was commissioned on February 7, 1962 under Comdr. George C. Towner’s command with the hull number DDG-14 and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on October 1, 1991. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor or Australia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 20, 1992 and sunk as a target in 2000.