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USS Leahy was a Leahy-class guided missile cruiser laid down on December 3, 1959 and launched on July 1, 1961. It was commissioned on August 4, 1962 under Capt. Robert L. Baughan’s command as DLG-16 and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on October 1, 1993. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 445 people on board and had the main missions in Naples, Norfolk, Boston, Florida, Charleston or Saudi Arabia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1993 and sold for scrapping to International Shipbreaking in 1995.