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USS Tucson was an Atlanta-class light cruiser laid down on December 23, 1942 and launched on September 3, 1944. It was commissioned on February 3, the following year under Capt. Arthur D. Ayrault’s command with the hull number CL-98 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on June 11, 1949. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 688 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Leyte, Kobe, Nagoya, Okinawa or Yokosuka. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1966 and sold for scrapping in 1971. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Tucson received 1 battle star.