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The USS BERKELEY was the first ship of the fleet to be named in honor of Major General Randolph C. Berkeley, USMC.
General Berkeley was awarded the nation’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for distinguished service during the
Battle of Veracruz, Mexico in April 1914.
New York Shipbuilding Corporation
Camden, New Jersey
Keel Laid . . . 1 June 1960
Launched . . . 29 July 1961
Commissioned . . . 15 December 1962
Decommissioned . . . 30 September 1992
On 30 September 1992, the ship was transferred to the Hellenic Navy of Greece and renamed
H.S. THEMISTOKLES (DDG-221).
On 18 February 2002, H.S. THEMISTOKLES was decommissioned after nearly 40 years of service.
On 19 February 2004, H.S. THEMISTOKLES was sold for scrap.
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