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USS Perry was a Bainbridge-class destroyer laid down on April 19, 1899 and launched on October 27, 1900. It was commissioned on September 4, 1902 under Lt. Theodore C. Fenton’s command with the hull number DD-11 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1919. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 75 men on board and it had the main missions in the Mare Island, Mexico, Hawaii, the Gulf of California, Alaska or the Key West. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 15, 1919. Several months later, on January 3, 1920 USS Perry was sold for scrapping.