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USS Fallon was a Gilliam-class attack transport launched on December 14, 1944. It was commissioned on February 14, the following year under Comdr. W. L. Phinney’s command with the hull number APA-81 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on September 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people onboard and had the main missions in San Pedro, the Marshalls, the Marianas, the Gilberts, Eniwetok, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Sasebo, Okinawa or Kwajalein. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sunk as target in 1948.