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USS Granville was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on October 23, 1944. It was commissioned on November 21, the same year under Capt. R. A. MacKerracher’s command, with the hull number APA-171 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Honolulu, San Francisco, Ulithi, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on May 21, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Granville received 1 battle star and many awards.