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USS Parker was an Aylwin-class destroyer laid down on March 11, 1912 and launched on February 8, the following year. It was commissioned on January 20, 1914 with the hull number DD-48 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on June 6, 1922. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 101 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, Queenstown, Plymouth, Norfolk or Virginia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on March 8, 1935 and sold for scrapping the same year.