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USS Quincy was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser laid down on October 9, 1941 and launched on June 23, 1943. It was commissioned on December 15, the same year under Capt. Elliot M. Senn’s command as CA-71 and served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1954. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,142 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Bremerton, Honshu, Ulithi, Sagami Wan, Tokyo Bay, Okinawa, Dhahran, Malta or North Africa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on October 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping to American Ship Dismantling Corporation the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Quincy received 4 battle stars.