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USS Dixie was a Dixie-class destroyer tender launched on May 27, 1939. It was commissioned on April 25, the following year under Comdr. G. H. Bahm’s command with the hull number AD-14 and served in the US Navy for 42 years until it was decommissioned on June 15, 1982. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,262 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Norfolk, Espiritu Santo, Hong Kong, Sasebo or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on the same day and sold for scrapping.