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USS Hammerberg was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on November 12, 1953 and launched on August 20, 1954. It was commissioned on March 2, 1955 under Lt. Comdr. Murray E. Draper’s command with the hull number DE-1015 and served in the US Navy for 18 years until it was struck from the Navy List on December 14, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had the main missions in Plymouth, Brest, Newport, Norway, Boston, Cuba, Key West or Nova Scotia. After the striking, the ship was sold for scrapping on June 14, 1974.