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USS Cincinnati was an Omaha-class light cruiser laid down on May 15, 1920 and launched on May 23, 1921. It was commissioned on January 1, 1924 under Capt. Charles P. Nelson’s command with the hull number CL-6 and served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned on November 1, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 458 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, the Caribbean, Pearl Harbor, Balboa, Shanghai, Honolulu, Guam, Martinique, Belfast, New York or Recife. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Cincinnati received 1 battle star.