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USS Elmore was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on February 29, 1943. It was commissioned on August 25, the same year under Cmdr. D. Harrison’s command with the hull number APA-42 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 13, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Leyte, Baltimore, Guadalcanal, the Palaus, Okinawa, Guam, Funafuti or Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for commercial purpose in 1946. It was scrapped in 1971 in Portland, Oregon. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Elmore received 8 battle stars.