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USS Milwaukee was an Omaha-class light cruiser laid down on December 13, 1918 and launched on March 24, 1922. It was commissioned on June 20, 1923 with the hull number CL-5 and served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was transferred to the Soviet Union on April 20, 1944. Five years later, the ship was returned to the US Navy and scraped the same year at American Shipbreakers Incorporated in Wilmington. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 458 people on board and had the main missions in the Caribbean, Pearl Harbor, Belfast, New York or Recife. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1946.