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USS Craven was a Caldwell-class destroyer laid down on November 20, 1917 and launched on June 29, the following year. It was commissioned on October 19, 1918 with the hull number DD-70 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 146 people on board and had the main missions in the Caribbean, New York, Charleston, Hampton Roads or Newport. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to UK where it was renamed HMS Lewes.