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USS Biloxi was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on July 9, 1941 and launched on February 23, 1943. It was commissioned on August 31, the same year under Capt. Daniel M. McGurl’s command with the hull number CL-80 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in the Marshalls, the Marianas, the Ryukyus, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1961 and sold for scrapping to Puget Sound Towing & Barge Corporation in 1962. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Biloxi received 9 battle stars.