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USS Lynde McCormick was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on April 4, 1958 and launched on July 28, the following year. It was commissioned on June 3, 1961 under Comdr. Ernest S. Cornwall’s command with the hull number DDG-8 and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on October 1, 1991. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, San Diego, Yokosuka, Vietnam, Sacramento, Mekong Delta or the Persian Gulf. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 20, 1992 and sunken during training exercises in 2001.