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USS Conner was a Caldwell-class destroyer launched on August 21, 1917. It was commissioned on January 12, the following year under Comdr. A. G. Howe’s command with the hull number DD-72 and served in the US Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on October 23, 1940. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 100 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Azores, Brest, Plymouth, Bermuda or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to UK where it was renamed HMS Leeds.