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USS Paul Jones was a Bainbridge-class destroyer laid down on April 20, 1899 and launched on June 14, 1902. It was commissioned on July 19, 1902 under Lt. R. F. Gross’ command with the hull number DD-10 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned on July 29, 1919. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 75 men on board and it had the main missions in the San Diego, the Panama Canal Zone, Guantanamo Bay, Bermuda, Newport, Azores, Fortress Monroe, Hampton Roads or Lynnhaven Roads. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 15, 1919. Several months later, on January 3, 1920 USS Paul Jones was sold for scrapping.