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USS Joseph Strauss was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on December 27, 1960 and launched on December 9, the following year. It was commissioned on April 20, 1963 with the hull number DDG-16 and served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned on February 1, 1990. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Yokosuka, the Tonkin Gulf, North Vietnam, the South China Sea, Subic Bay, Hawaii or the Far East. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 11, 1995 and sold to Greece where it was renamed Formion.