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USS Klondike was a Klondike-class destroyer tender launched on August 12, 1944. It was commissioned on July 30, the following year under Comdr. Maurice Edward Hatch’s command with the hull number AD-22 and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on December 15, 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 826 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Long Beach, Yokosuka, Sasebo, Iwakuni or Subic Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 15, 1974 and sold for scrapping in 1975.