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USS Arenac was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 9, 1944 and launched on September 14, the same year. It was commissioned on January 8, 1945 under Comdr. J. H. Carrington’s command, with the hull number APA-128 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on July 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Ulithi, Saipan, Eniwetok, Guam, Norfolk or Seattle. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and scrapped in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Arenac received 1 battle star.