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USS Vicksburg was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on October 26, 1942 and launched on December 14, the following year. It was commissioned on June 12, 1944 under Capt. William C. Vose’s command with the hull number CL-86 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1947. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Newport, Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Balboa, Tokyo Bay, Buckner Bay, San Pedro, Okinawa, Portland, Truk, Ulithi or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1962 and sold for scrapping in 1964. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Vicksburg received 2 battle stars.