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USS Fremont was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on March 31, 1943. It was commissioned on November 29, the same year under Capt. C. V. Conlan’s command with the hull number APA-44 and it served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on September 3, 1969. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in Saipan, Leyte, Peleliu, Norfolk, California, New Caledonia, Luzon, Guam, Hollandia or Manus. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1973 and scrapped in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Fremont received 5 battle stars.