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USS Grimes was a Haskell-class attack transport commissioned on November 23, 1944 with the hull number APA-172 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 26, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Pedro, San Francisco, Seattle, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Grimes received 1 battle star.