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USS Charles Carroll was a Crescent City-class attack transport launched on March 24, 1942. It was commissioned on August 13, the same year under Comdr. H. Beisemeier’s command with the hull number APA-28 and it served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on December 27, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 612 people onboard and had the main missions in French Morocco, Pearl Harbor, Sicily, Saipan, Yokosuka or Taku. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1977. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Charles Carroll received 6 battle stars.