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USS Yosemite was a Dixie-class destroyer tender laid down on January 19, 1942 and launched on May 16, the following year. It was commissioned on March 25, 1944 under Capt. George C. Towner’s with the hull number AD-19 and served in the US Navy for 50 years until it was decommissioned on January 27, 1994. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,076 people on board and had the main missions in Guantanamo Bay, Newport, Hampton Roads, Panama Canal, San Pedro, Pearl Harbor, Balboa or Sasebo. In 2003, the ship was sunk as a target during training exercises.