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USS Quincy was a New Orleans-class cruiser laid down on November 15, 1933 and launched on June 19, 1935. It was commissioned on June 9, the following year under Capt. William Faulkner Amsden’s command as CA-39 and served in the US Navy for 6 years until it sank in the Battle of Savo Island on August 9, 1942. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 766 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Marseilles, Villefranche, Panama, Brazil, Uruguay, Pearl Harbor, Argentina or Guadalcanal. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Quincy received 1 battle star.