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USS Oklahoma City was a Cleveland-class guided missile cruiser laid down on December 8, 1942 and launched on February 20, 1944. It was commissioned on December 22, 1944 under Capt. C. B. Hunt’s command with the hull number CL-91 and served in the US Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on December 15, 1979. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Panama, Yokosuka, San Francisco, Long Beach, South Vietnam, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Suisun Bay or the Sea of Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 15, 1979 and sunk as a target ship in 1999. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Oklahoma City received 2 battle stars.