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USS Hartley was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on October 31, 1955 and launched on November 24, 1956. It was commissioned on June 26, 1957 under Lt. Comdr. C. N. Crandall’s command with the hull number DE-1029 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on July 8, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had the main missions in the Caribbean, Newport, Turkey, France, Chelsea, Florida, Norfolk, Cuba, Boston, Maine or New England. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List the same day and sold to Colombia where it was renamed Boyaca (DE-16).