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USS Cochrane was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on July 31, 1961 and launched on July 18, the following year. It was commissioned on March 21, 1964 with the hull number DDG-21 and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on December 26, 1990. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in Saigon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 20, 1992 and sold for scrapping to International Shipbreaking in 2000.