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USS Calvert was a Crescent City-class attack transport launched on May 22, 1942. It was commissioned the first time on October 1, the same year under Capt. D. W. Loomis’ command with the hull number APA-32 and it served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned the last time on May 18, 1966. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 558 people onboard and had the main missions in Safi, Pearl Harbor, Sicily, Saipan, Leyte or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 1, 1966 and sold for scrapping in 1977. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Calvert received 8 battle stars and another 2 battle stars for the Korean War.