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USS Denebola was an Altair-class destroyer tender launched on April 19, 1919. It was commissioned on November 28, 1921 under Comdr. J F. Daniels’ command with the hull number AD-12 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on April 10, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 481 people on board and had the main missions in Philadelphia, Norfolk, Bizerte, Tunis, Azores or Baltimore. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Denebola received one battle star.