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USS Clarendon was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on September 12, 1944. It was commissioned on December 14, the same year under Lt. Comdr. E. A. Stroik’s command with the hull number APA-72 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 9, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people onboard and had the main missions in San Francisco, Ulithi, Eniwetok, Taku, Guam, Okinawa or Pearl Harbor. After the decommissioning, the ship was delivered to the War Shipping Administration in 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Clarendon received one battle star.