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USS Whitney was a Dobbin-class destroyer tender laid down on April 23, 1921 and launched on October 12, 1923. It was commissioned on September 2, 1924 with the hull number AD-4 and served in the US Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on October 22, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 416 people onboard. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping to Dulien Ship Products in 1948.