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USS Omaha was an Omaha-class light cruiser laid down on December 6, 1918 and launched on December 14, 1920. It was commissioned on February 24, 1923 under Capt. David C. Hanrahan’s command with the hull number CL-4 and served in the US Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on November 1, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 458 people on board and had the main missions in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Naples, New York or Toulon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 28, the same year and sold for scrapping in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Omaha received 1 battle star.