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USS Bayfield was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on November 14, 1942 and launched on February 15, the following year. It was commissioned on November 20, 1943 under Capt. Lyndon Spencer’s command with the hull number APA-33 and it served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, Glasgow, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Hagushi, Subic Bay, Guam or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1968 and sold to Levin Metals Corporation. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bayfield received 4 battle stars, another 4 for the Korean service and 2 for the Vietnam War.