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USS DES MOINES C1912.
USS Des Moines (C-15/PG-29/CL-17) was a protected cruiser of the Denver class in the United States Navy during World War I. She was the first Navy ship named for the city of Des Moines, Iowa.
Des Moines was launched on 20 September 1902 at the Fore River Ship and Engine Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, sponsored by Miss E. Macomber; and commissioned on 5 March 1904, with Commander Alexander McCrackin in command.[4]
She was designated PG-29 on 7 July 1920, and redesignated CL-17 on 8 August 1921.
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