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USS Galveston was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on February 20, 1944 and launched on April 22, the following year. It was commissioned on May 28, 1958 under Capt. J. B. Colwell’s command with the hull number CL-93 and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned in May 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Cuba, Charleston, Norfolk, San Juan, Guantanamo, South Vietnam, Subic Bay, Okinawa or Panama Canal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 21, 1973 and sold for scraping in 1975.