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USS Nevada was a Nevada-class battleship laid down on November 4, 1912 and launched two years later on July 11, 1914 with the hull number BB-36. The ship received the name of Nevada, one of the most popular states of America, it was commissioned on March 11, 1916 and carried a complement of 864 men as built, and 2,220 people in the end. Due to its construction period, the vessel was able to participate both in the World War I and in World War II. The main missions in the World War I were in Bantry Bay, serving in the US Navy only during the last months of the war. During the World War II, the ship took part in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. On August 29, 1946 the vessel was decommissioned after it served in the US Navy for 30 years. For the services brought to the USA during the two world wars, the ship received 7 battle stars and many awards.