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USS American Legion was a Harris- attack transport laid down on January 10, 1919 and launched on October 11, 1919. It was commissioned on August 26, 1941 with the hull number APA-35 and it served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on March 20, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 682 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Francisco, San Diego, Samoa, Guadalcanal or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List the same day and sold for scrapping in 1948 to Zidell Ship Dismantling Company in Portland. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS American Legion received 2 battle stars.