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USS Macon was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser laid down on June 14, 1943 and launched on October 15, 1944. It was commissioned on August 26, the following year under Capt. Edward Everett Pare’s command as CA-132 and served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned on March 10, 1961. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,142 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Jamestown, Cartagena Marseilles, Valencia or North Carolina. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on November 1, 1969 and sold for scrapping to the Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation in New York four years later.