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USS Hoel was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on August 13, 1959 and launched on August 4, the following year. It was commissioned on June 16, 1962 under Comdr. Allen W. Slifer’s command with the hull number DDG-13 and served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on October 1, 1990. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, the Far East, Da Nang or Hong Kong. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 20, 1992 and sold for commercial use in 1994.