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USS Florida was a Florida-class battleship laid down on March 8, 1909 and launched on May 12, 1910. It was commissioned on September 15, 1911 with the hull number BB-30 and served in the US Navy for 20 years until it was decommissioned on February 16, 1931. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1,001 men on board and had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Veracruz, Scapa Flow, Brest, Azores or Provincetown. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 6, 1931 and sold for scrapping the same year.