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USS Boise was a Brooklyn-class light cruiser laid down on April 1, 1935 and launched on December 3, the following year. It was commissioned on August 12, 1938 under Capt. Benjamin Vaughan McCandlish’ command with the hull number CL-47 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 868 people on board and had the main missions in Australia, Monrovia, San Pedro, Guadalcanal, Leyte or Milne Bay. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 25, 1951 and sold to Argentina where it was renamed Nueve de Julio. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Boise received 11 battle stars.