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USS Halsey was a Leahy-class destroyer laid down on August 26, 1960 and launched on January 15, 1962. It was commissioned on July 20, 1963 under Capt. H. H. Anderson’s command as DLG-23 and served in the US Navy for 31 years until it was decommissioned on January 28, 1994. On June 30, 1975, the ship was reclassified as a guided missile cruiser with the hull number CG-23. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 400 people on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Carr Island, San Diego, Subic Bay or the Gulf of Tonkin. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 1, 1994 and scrapped in 2003.