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USS Crenshaw was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on October 27, 1944. It was commissioned on January 4, the following year under Comdr. W. B. Studley’s command with the hull number APA-76 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on April 19, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people onboard and had the main missions in San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, Manila, Seattle, Okinawa, Ulithi or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was delivered to the War Shipping Administration.