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USS Puget Sound was a Samuel Gompers-class destroyer tender laid down on February 15, 1965 and launched on September 16, the following year. It was commissioned on April 27, 1968 with the hull number AD-38 and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on January 27, 1996. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,314 people onboard and had the main missions in the Newport, Gaeta or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to ESCO Marine in Texas.