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USS Worden was a Leahy-class cruiser laid down on September 19, 1961 and launched on June 2, the following year. It was commissioned on August 3, 1963 as DLG-18 and served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was decommissioned on October 1, 1993. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 400 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Danang, Yokosuka, the Gulf of Tonkin, Seal Beach or Sasebo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1993 and sunk as target during training exercises in 2000. For the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War, USS Worden received 9 battle stars.