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USS Fall River was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser laid down on April 12, 1943 and launched on August 13, 1944. It was commissioned on July 1, the following year under Capt. David Stolz Crawford’s command as CA-131 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 31, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,142 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, the Marshalls, San Pedro, Pearl Harbor, Puget Sound or New York. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on February 19, 1971 and sold for scrapping to the Zidell Explorations Corporation in Portland the following year.