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USS Freestone was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 4, 1944 and launched on October 9, the same year. It was commissioned on November 9, 1944 under Capt. C. L. Carpenter’s command, with the hull number APA-167 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Ulithi, Leyte, Okinawa, Guam, Saipan, San Francisco, Manila, New Guinea or Japan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register in 1973 and sold for scrapping in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Freestone received 1 battle star.