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USS Crittenden was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on November 6, 1944. It was commissioned on January 17, the following year under Comdr. P. C. Crosley’s command with the hull number APA-77 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people onboard and had the main missions in San Francisco, San Diego, Manila, Leyte, Okinawa, Samar or Wakayama. After the decommissioning, the ship was sunk as target during training exercises in 1947.