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USS Pike was a Porpoise-class submarine laid down on December 20, 1933 and launched on September 12, 1935. It was commissioned on December 2, the same year under Lt. Heber H. McLean’s command with the hull number SS-173 and it served in the US Navy for 10 years before it was decommissioned on November 15, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 58 people on board and had the main missions in New London, San Diego, Palau Islands, Hawaii or Honolulu. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on February 17, 1956 and purchased by A. G. Schoonmaker Corporation for scrapping the following year. For the service brought to the country during the World War II, USS Pike received 4 battle stars.