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USS Barnwell was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 25, 1944 and launched on September 30, the same year. It was commissioned on January 19, 1945 under Capt. M. M. Stephens’ command, with the hull number APA-132 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 1, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Ulithi, San Pedro, Guam, Noumea, Norfolk or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and sunk as a target in 198os.