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USS Clermont was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 25, 1944. It was commissioned on January 28, the following year under Capt. F. E. Shoup’s command, with the hull number APA-143 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 1, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Saipan, Eniwetok, Okinawa, Ulithi, San Diego or Sasebo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Clermont received 1 battle star.