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USS Truxtun was a Truxtun-class destroyer laid down on November 13, 1899 and launched on August 15, 1901. It was commissioned on September 11, 1902 under Lt. Archibald H. Davis’s command with the hull number DD-14 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned on July 18, 1919. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 78 men on board and it had the main missions in Maine, Oyster Bay, Coast Squadron, Massachusetts, the Caribbean, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Panama or Mexico. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 15, 1919. Several months later, on January 3, 1920 USS Truxtun was sold for scrapping.