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USS Barnett was a McCawley-class attack transport launched in 1928 and commissioned on September 25, 1940 under Capt. I. Pamperin’s command with the hull number APA-5. It served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 491 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Norfolk, Wellington, Guadalcanal, New River, Espiritu Santo, Koro Island, Sicily or Normandy. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on May 21, 1946 and scrapped in 1966 in La Spezia. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Barnett received 7 battle stars.