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USS Isle Royale is a Shenandoah-class destroyer tender launched on September 19, 1945. It was commissioned on June 9, 1962 with the hull number AD-29 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 11, 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 977 people onboard and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Long Beach, California, Vietnam or the Subic Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 15, 1976 and sold for scrapping to Waterman Supply Corporation. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War, USS Isle Royale received one battle star.