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USS Pasadena was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on February 6, 1943 and launched on December 28, the same year. It was commissioned on June 8, 1944 under Capt. Richard B. Tuggle’s command with the hull number CL-65 and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on January 12, 1950. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Formosa, Ulithi, Leyte Gulf, Okinawa, Tokyo, Sagami Wan, Tsingtao, Long Beach or Bremerton. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1970 and sold for scrapping in 1972. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Pasadena received 5 battle stars.