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CL-64 The third USS Vincennes was a light cruiser. Launched on 17 July 1943, she displaced 10,000 tons, her length was 601 feet and her beam was 66 feet. Her armament included twelve 6-inch and twelve 5-inch guns with a compliment of 1,000 officers and crew. After her shakedown and training cruises, she joined Task Force 58 and downed her first Japanese aircraft on 10 June 1944. Vincennes participated in raids on Saipan, Guam, Tinian,  Iwo Jima and was at the Battle of the Philippines Sea. Okinawa, Formosa, and the Philippine Islands were also stepping stones to its participation in the Battle of Leyte Gulf on October 24, 1944. Vincennes continued support of carrier strikes against Luzon through December 16.

In January, 1945, Vincennes helped in the supporting strikes against Japanese positions on Okinawa and later headed for the Japanese home islands with a fast carrier task force.

Following the end of the war, the Vincennes sailed between the west coast of the U.S. and Pacific parts transporting sailors and marines to the states during Operation Magic Carpet. Vincennes was decommissioned on September 10, 1966 and was subsequently sunk as a target in a missile experiment. The light cruiser earned six battle stars for her World War two service