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USS Cassin was a Cassin-class destroyer laid down on May 1, 1912 and launched on May 20, 1913. It was commissioned on August 9, 1913 under Lt. Comdr. Harris Laning’s command with the hull number DD-43 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on June 7, 1922. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 101 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, the Caribbean, New York, Queenstown, Brest or Newport. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 5, 1934 and sold for scrapping the same year.