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USS Cone is a Gearing-class destroyer laid down on November 30, 1944 and launched on May 10, the following year. It was commissioned on August 18, 1945 with the hull number DD-866 and it served in the US Navy for 37 years before it was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1982. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 367 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Lisbon, Naples, Hong Kong, Norfolk, Korea, Savannah, Charleston or Villefranche. It was transferred to Pakistan on October 1, 1982 where it was renamed Alamgir.