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USS Shenandoah is a Shenandoah-class destroyer tender laid down on September 16, 1944 and launched on March 29, the following year. It was commissioned on August 13, 1945 under Capt. Albert C. Burrows’ command with the hull number AD-26 and served in the US Navy for 35 years until it was decommissioned on April 1, 1980. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,035 people onboard and had the main missions in the Panama Canal, Norfolk or Naples. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1980 and sold for scrapping in 1982.