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USS Atlanta was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on January 25, 1943 and launched on February 6, the following year. It was commissioned on December 3, 1944 under Capt. B. H. Colyear’s command with the hull number CL-104 and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned for the last time in 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, San Pedro, Ulithi, Tokyo, Guantanamo, Honshu, Norfolk, Seattle, Kwajalein, Sydney or Tulagi. After the decommissioning, the ship was sunk during training exercises. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Atlanta received 2 battle stars.