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USS Cambria was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on July 1, 1942 and launched on November 10, the same year. It was commissioned on November 10, 1943 under Capt. Charles W. Dean’s command with the hull number APA-36 and it served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on June 30, 1949. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, Leyte, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Okinawa, Tulagi, Oro Bay or Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1971 and sold for scrap in 1971. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Cambria received 6 battle stars.