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USS Effingham was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on September 29, 1944. It was commissioned on November 1, the same year under Comdr. C. H. McLaughlin’s command, with the hull number APA-165 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in San Francisco, Guadalcanal, Ulithi, Okinawa, Jinsen, Taku, Hong Kong, Chinwangtao or Tsingtao. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Effingham received 1 battle star.