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USS Dale was a Bainbridge-class destroyer laid down on July 12, 1899 and launched on July 24, 1900. It was commissioned on February 13, 1903 under Lt. Hutch Cone’s command with the hull number DD-3 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on July 9, 1919. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 75 men on board and it had the main missions in Maine, Oyster Bay, Cavite, Japan or China. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrap on January 3, 1920.