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USS Burleigh was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on July 6, 1943 and launched on December 3, the same year. It was commissioned on October 30, 1944 under Comdr. D. G. Greenlee’s command with the hull number APA-95 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 11, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in Okinawa, Hampton Roads, Eniwetok, Saipan, San Francisco, Ulithi or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and later sold for commercial purpose where it was renamed Hawaiian Trader. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Burleigh received one battle star.