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USS Louisville was a Northampton-class cruiser laid down on July 4, 1928 and launched on September 1, 1930. It was commissioned on January 15, the following year under Capt. Edward John Marquart’s command as CA-28 and served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 691 people on board and had the main missions in San Francisco, Alaska, Hawaii, Guadalcanal, Sydney, Bahia, Borneo or the Marshalls. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping to Marlene Blouse Corporation the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Louisville received 13 battle stars.