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USS Detroit was an Omaha-class light cruiser laid down on November 10, 1920 and launched on June 29, 1922. It was commissioned on July 31, 1923 under Capt. J. Halligan’s command with the hull number CL-8 and served in the US Navy for 23 years until it was decommissioned on January 11, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 458 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Norfolk, San Diego, Oahu, Kodiak, Bremerton, Kiska, Ulithi or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 21, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Detroit received 6 battle stars.