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USS Chilton was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on December 29, 1942. It was commissioned on December 7, the following year under Comdr. A. C. Geisenhoff’s command with the hull number APA-38 and it served in the US Navy for 27 years until it was decommissioned in August 1970. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Leyte, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Okinawa, Tsingtao, Eniwetok or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1972 and sold to Ships Incorporated in Camden, New Jersey to be scrapped. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Chilton received 1 battle star.