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USS Miami was a Cleveland-class light cruiser laid down on August 2, 1941 and launched on December 8, the following year. It was commissioned on December 28, 1943 under Capt. John G. Crawford’s command with the hull number CL-89 and served in the US Navy for 4 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 Panama, Yokosuka, San Francisco, Luzon, Formosa, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Hong Kong or French Indochina. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1961 and sold for scrapping in 1962 to Nicolai Joffe Corporation in Beverly Hills. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Miami received 6 battle stars.