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USS Reno was an Atlanta-class light cruiser laid down on August 1, 1941 and launched on December 23, the following year. It was commissioned on December 28, 1943 under Capt. Ralph C. Alexander’s command with the hull number CL-96 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on November 4, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 688 people on board and had the main missions in Luzon, San Diego, Ulithi, Leyte, Manila, Iwo Jima, Guam, Nansei Shoto, Leyte, Charleston or Formosa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping in 1962 to Coal Export Corporation in New York. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Reno received 3 battle stars.