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USS DuPage was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on December 19, 1942. It was commissioned on September 1, the following year under Capt. G. M. Wauchope’s command with the hull number APA-41 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 28, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 540 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Leyte, Peleliu, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Okinawa, Guam, Funafuti or Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and transferred to the War Shipping Administration. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS DuPage received 6 battle stars.