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USS Antietam is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser laid down on November 15, 1984 and launched on February 14, 1986. It was commissioned on June 6, 1987 with the hull number CG-54 and it still serves in the US Navy. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 400 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Guam, Hawaii, Dubai, Florida or Yokosuka. It also participated in rescuing people from Super Typhoon Haiyan that struck Philippines in 2013. For the services brought to the country, USS Antietam received the 2007 and 2008 Battle Efficiency awards.