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USS New York was a New York-class battleship laid down on September 11, 1911 and launched one year later on October 30, 1912 with the hull number BB-34. The ship received the name of New York, one of the most popular states of America, it was commissioned on May 15, 1914 and carried a complement of 1,042 people on board. 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 conducted in the North Sea. During the World War II, the New York was part of the Neutrality Patrols in the Atlantic, escorted convoys to Iceland and Great Britain, took part in the Operation Torch and became a training ship afterwards. It also participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Before the World War II ended, the ship participated in the Operation Crossroads. On August 29, 1946 it was decommissioned after it served in the US Navy for 32 years. For the services brought to the USA during the two world wars, the ship received 3 battle stars and many awards.