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USS Vincennes was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on March 7, 1942 and launched on July 17, the following year. It was commissioned on January 21, 1944 under Capt. Arthur D. Brown’s command with the hull number CL-64 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on September 10, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 1,255 people on board and had the main missions in Boston, Formosa, Ulithi, Leyte Gulf, Okinawa, Tokyo, Chichi Jima, Honshu, Negros or Mindanao. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1966 and sunk as a target during training exercises in 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Vincennes received 6 battle stars.