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USS Macdonough was a Bainbridge-class destroyer laid down on April 10, 1899 and launched on December 24, 1900. It was commissioned on September 5, 1903 under Lt. Charles S. Bookwalter’s command with the hull number DD-9 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on September 3, 1919. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 73 men on board and it had the main missions in the Caribbean, Norfolk, Pensacola or New England. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on November 7, 1919. Several months later, on March 10, 1920 USS Macdonough was sold for scrapping.