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USS Sampson was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on March 2, 1959 and launched on May 21, the following year. It was commissioned on June 24, 1961 under Comdr. Forrester W. Isen’s command with the hull number DDG-10 and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on June 24, 1991. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Ferrol, Charleston, Cooper River, the British New Indies, Athens, Rota, Naples, Crete, Istanbul or Villa France. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 20, 1992 and sold for scrapping in 1995.