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USS Frederick Funston was a Frederick Funston-class attack transport launched on September 27, 1941. It was commissioned on April 24, 1943 under Comdr. J. E. Murphy’s command with the hull number APA-89 and it served in the US Navy for at least 3 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on April 4, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 576 people onboard and had the main missions in Sicily, Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Saipan, Leyte or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and scrapped in 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Frederick Funston received 6 battle stars and another 1 battle star for the Korean War.