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USS Ralph Talbot was a Bagley-class destroyer laid down on October 28, 1935 and launched on October 31, 1936. It was commissioned on October 14, the following year under Lt. Comdr. H. R. Thurber’s command with the hull number DD-390 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 158 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, South Pacific, Savo Island, Brisbane, New Georgia or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on April 5, 1948.