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USS Minnesota was a Connecticut-class battleship laid down on October 27, 1903 and launched on April 8, 1905. It was commissioned on March 9, 1907 under Capt. John Hubbard’s command with the hull number BB-22 and served in the US Navy for 14 years until it was decommissioned on December 1, 1921. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 827 men on board and had the main missions in Cuba, Philadelphia, New England, the Caribbean, Newport, Brest or Gibraltar. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on December 1, 1921 and sold for scrapping 3 years later.