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USS Savannah was a Brooklyn-class light cruiser laid down on May 31, 1934 and launched on May 8, 1937. It was commissioned on March 10, the following year under Capt. Robert C. Giffen’s command with the hull number CL-42 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on February 3, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 868 people on board and had the main missions in Hawaii, Philadelphia, Salerno, Malta, Yalta or Le Havre. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 1, 1959 and sold for scrapping in 1966. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Savannah received 3 battle stars.