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USS Nashville was a Brooklyn-class cruiser laid down on January 24, 1935 and launched on October 2, 1937. It was commissioned on June 6, the following year under Capt. William W. Wilson’s command with the hull number CL-43 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on July 3, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 868 people on board and had the main missions in Hawaii, Philadelphia, San Pedro, Kodiak, Leyte or Morotai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 9, 1961 and sold to Chile where it was renamed Capitan Prat and, subsequently, Chacabuco. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Nashville received 10 battle stars.