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USS Drew was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 30, 1944 and launched on September 14, the same year. It was commissioned on October 22, 1944 under Comdr. D. H. Swinson’s command, with the hull number APA-162 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Seattle, San Francisco, San Pedro, Kerama Retto, Manus, Leyte, Okinawa or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and returned to the Maritime Commission in May 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Drew received 1 battle star.