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USS Juneau was an Atlanta-class light cruiser laid down on May 27, 1940 and launched on October 25, the following year. It was commissioned on February 14, 1942 under Capt. Lyman K. Swenson’s command with the hull number CL-52 and served in the US Navy for a half of year until it was sunk by torpedoes on November 13, 1942. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 673 people on board and had the main missions in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Tonga, New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Espiritu Santo or Santa Cruz. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Juneau received 4 battle stars.