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USS Joseph K. Taussig was a Dealey-class destroyer escort laid down on January 3, 1956 and launched on March 9, 1957. It was commissioned on September 10, 1957 under Lt. Comdr. R. S. Moore’s command with the hull number DE-1030 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1972. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 170 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, Boston, the Caribbean, Nova Scotia, Cuba or New England. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List the same day and sold for scrapping the following year.