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USS Wisconsin was an Iowa-class battleship laid down on January 25, 1941 and launched on December 7, 1943. It was commissioned on April 16, 1944 with the hull number BB-64 and served in the US Navy for 14 years until it was decommissioned on September 30, 1991. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 1,921 men on board and had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Naples, Brest, Songjin, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Long Beach, Tampico, Cartagena or Cuba. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy Register on March 17, 2006 and subsequently used as museum ship at Nauticus. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Wisconsin received 5 battle stars and another one for the Korean War.