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USS Crescent City was a Crescent City-class attack transport launched on February 17, 1940. It was commissioned on October 10, the following year under Comdr. W. C. Calhoun’s command with the hull number APA-21 and it served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1948. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 534 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Efate, Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Leyte or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 2012. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Crescent City received 10 battle stars.