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USS Stockton was a Caldwell-class destroyer laid down on October 16, 1916 and launched on July 17, the following year. It was commissioned on November 26, 1917 under Comdr. H. A. Baldridge’s command with the hull number DD-73 and served in the US Navy for 23 years until it was decommissioned on October 23, 1940. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 128 people on board and had the main missions in Queenstown, Liverpool or the United States. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 8, 1941 and transferred to UK where it was renamed HMS Ludlow.