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USS Manchester was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on September 25, 1944 and launched on March 5, 1946. It was commissioned on October 29, 1946 under Capt. Peter G. Hale’s command with the hull number CL-83 and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on June 27, 1956. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, Boston, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Sasebo, Ongjin, Wonsan, California, Kaesong, Panmunjon, Yokosuka, Hawaii or Hungnam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Manchester received 9 battle stars.