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This Day in Georgia History

December 24, 1941

U.S.S. Atlanta Commissioned

The U.S.S. Atlanta was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard. Margaret Mitchell was sponsor of the light cruiser, which unfortunately would be lost in the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942. For more on the U.S.S. Atlanta, see the Sept. 6, 1941, entry.