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USS Vermont was a Connecticut-class battleship laid down on May 21, 1904 and launched on August 31, the following year. It was commissioned on March 4, 1907 under Capt. William P. Potter’s with the hull number BB-20 and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1920. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 827 men on board and had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Sydney, Tongoy, Callao, the Philippines, Astoria or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on November 10, 1923 and subsequently sold for scrapping.