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USS Clinton was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 29, 1944. It was commissioned on February 1, the following year under Comdr. J. A. Ivaldi’s command, with the hull number APA-144 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 2, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Saipan, Honolulu, Okinawa, Guam, Tsingtao or Manila. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and sunk as target during training exercises in 1984. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Clinton received 1 battle star.