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USS Yellowstone is a Shenandoah-class destroyer tender laid down on October 16, 1944 and launched on April 12, the following year. It was commissioned on January 16, 1946 under Capt. J. A. Ferrall’s command with the hull number AD-27 and served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on September 11, 1974. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 962 people onboard and had the main missions in Newport, Augusta, Mayport, Piraeus, Naples, Crete, Gibraltar, Venice or Taranto. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 12, 1974 and sold for scrapping in 1975.