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USS Flint was an Atlanta-class light cruiser laid down on August 1, 1941 and launched on January 25, 1944. It was commissioned on August 31, the same year under Capt. C. R. Will’s command with the hull number CL-97 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 6, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 688 people on board and had the main missions in Luzon, Taiwan, Ulithi, Leyte, Tokyo, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Kwajalein, Honshu or Yokosuka. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1965 and sold for scrapping in 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Flint received 6 battle stars.