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USS Edgecombe was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on September 24, 1944. It was commissioned on October 30, 1944 under Comdr. F. W. Wauchope’s command, with the hull number APA-164 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 31, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Seattle, San Francisco, San Pedro, Finschhafen, Hollandia, Leyte, Okinawa or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and returned to the Maritime Commission in October 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Edgecombe received 1 battle star.