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USS Salt Lake City was a Pensacola-class cruiser laid down on June 9, 1927 and launched on January 23, 1929. It was commissioned on December 11, the same year under Capt. Frederick Lansing Oliver’s command as CA-25 and served in the US Navy for 17 years until it decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 663 people during wartime and 4 aircraft on board and had the main missions in Midway, Ulithi, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Palau Islands or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 18, 1948 and sunk as target the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Salt Lake City received 11 battle stars.