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USS Callaway was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on June 10, 1942 and launched on October 10, the same year. It was commissioned on April 24, 1943 under Capt. D. C. McNeil’s command with the hull number APA-35 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 10, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, Leyte, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Ulithi, Lingayen, Guam or Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold in 1949 to American President Lines, where it was renamed President Harrison. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Callaway received 6 battle stars.