Examples of famous U.S. World War II ships with Battle Stars include the USS Enterprise, USS San Diego, USS San Francisco and USS O'Brien. Multiple types of ships were used in World War II, including battle cruisers, carriers, submarines, destroyers and transport ships.
The USS Enterprise was launched in 1936 and was also known as "The Big E" or "Lucky E." The ship received 20 Battle Stars and was the most decorated ship of World War II. Based in San Diego, the ship served at Pearl Harbor and in the South Pacific. The USS San Diego was commissioned in 1942, received 18 Battle Stars and was the first to enter Tokyo Bay in 1945 after the surrender of Japan.