USS Thorn
DD 988 (Spruance class)

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Builder:          Litton Ingalls, Pascagoula Miss. 
Laid Down:        August 29 1977
Launched:         November 22 1978
Commissioned:     February 16 1980
Decommissioned:   08/25/04
Fate:             Decommissioned and stricken from 
                  the Navy list on August 25, 2004, 
                  the THORN was subsequently towed 
                  to the Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance 
                  Office, Philadelphia, Penn., where she 
                  remained until she was sunk as a target 
                  on July 22, 2006, off the US east coast.

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