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USS Crane received its name in honor of Captain William M. Crane who served as the first Navy Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography. The Navy brought her into service upon her commission in April 1919. Her first service was in Europe with visits to England and France. She helped escort President Wilson to the peace conference meetings at the end of the First World War After that, she reported for duty in the Pacific. She participated in maneuvers for the next couple of years. The Navy decommissioned her in June 1922.

As war broke out in Europe, the Navy brought her back into service in December 1939. She participated in the Neutrality Patrol that sailed in the Pacific waters. For the next couple of years, she carried out patrols and training missions. After the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, USS Crane conducted operations along the West Coast throughout the war. She went on various missions for finding submarines, providing escort, training new recruits, and screening for amphibious exercises. In April 1944, she became part of the West Coast Sound Training School. After the war ended, the Navy decommissioned her in November 1945 and sold in November of the following year.

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