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USS Vincennes was a New Orleans-class cruiser laid down on January 2, 1934 and launched on May 21, 1936. It was commissioned on February 24, the following year under Capt. Burton H. Green’s command as CA-44 and served in the US Navy for 5 years until it sank in the Battle of Savo Island on August 9, 1942. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 866 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Stockholm, Helsinki, Le Havre, Portsmouth, Midway, Pearl Harbor or San Pedro. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Vincennes received 2 battle stars.