USS Lawrence was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on October 27, 1958 and launched on February 27, 1960. It was commissioned on January 6, 1962 under Comdr. Thomas W. Walsh’s command with the hull number DDG-4 and served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on March 30, 1990. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, the Great Lakes, Crete, the Yankee Station, the Panama Canal, the Black Sea, the Persian Gulf or the Indian Ocean. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 16, 1990 and sold for scrapping in 1994.