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USS Hopkins was a Bainbridge-class destroyer laid down on February 2, 1899 and launched on April 24, 1902. It was commissioned on September 23, 1903 under Lt. Montgomery M. Taylor’s command with the hull number DD-6 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on June 20, 1919. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 73 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, the Caribbean, Oyster Bay, San Francisco, San Diego or Bermuda. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 2, 1919. One year later, on September 7, 1920 USS Hopkins was sold for scrapping.