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USS Doyen was a Doyen-class attack transport launched on July 9, 1942. It was commissioned on May 22, the following year under Comdr. P. F. Dugan’s command with the hull number APA-1 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 453 people onboard and had the main missions in Tarawa, Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Saipan, Leyte or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List two days later and sold for scrapping in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Doyen received 6 battle stars.