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USS Marblehead was an Omaha-class light cruiser laid down on August 4, 1920 and launched on October 9, 1923. It was commissioned on November 3, 1923 under Capt. Chauncey Shackford’s command with the hull number CL-12 and served in the US Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on November 1, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 458 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Samoa, Galapagos, Nicaragua, Pearl Harbor, Shanghai, Manila, Tarakan, Makassar Strait or Bahia. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, 1945 and sold for scrapping in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Marblehead received 2 battle stars.