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USS Goshen was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on January 31, 1944 and launched on June 29, the same year. It was commissioned on December 13, 1944 under Capt. Carroll T. Bonney’s command with the hull number APA-108 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, Hagushi, Sasebo, Saipan, San Diego, Japan, Eniwetok or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold in 1947 to American Mail Lines where it was renamed Canada Mail. Twenty-one years later, the ship was resold to Waterman Steamship and renamed La Fayette. In 1973, the ship was finally scrapped in Kaohsiung. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Goshen received 1 battle star.