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USS Markab was a Hamul-class destroyer tender launched on December 21, 1940. It was commissioned on June 15, the following year under Comdr. Allen D. Brown’s command with the hull number AD-21 and served in the US Navy for 18 years until it was decommissioned on December 19, 1969. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 864 people onboard and had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Pearl Harbor, Jersey City, Yokosuka, Sasebo, Eniwetok, Majuro, Ulithi, Okinawa or Shanghai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1976 and sold for scrapping in 1977.