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USS Colorado was a Colorado-class battleship laid down on May 29, 1919 and launched on March 22, 1921. It was commissioned on August 30, 1923 under Capt. Reginald R. Belknap’s command with the hull number BB-45 and served in the US Navy for 24 years until it was decommissioned on January 7, 1947. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Cherbourg, Naples, Samoa, Long Beach, Fiji or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping on July 23, 1959. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Colorado received 7 battle stars.