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USS Michigan was a South Carolina-class battleship laid down on December 17, 1906 and launched on May 26, 1908. It was commissioned on January 4, 1910 with the hull number BB-27 and served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on February 11, 1922. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 869 men on board and had the main missions in Cuba, Philadelphia, New England, the Caribbean, Norfolk, Honolulu, Lisbon or Gibraltar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on November 10, 1923 and sold for scrapping the following year.