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USS Hamblen was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on June 30, 1944. It was commissioned on June 12, the following year under Capt. G. M. Wauchope’s command with the hull number APA-114 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 11, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, Galveston, New Orleans, Hawaii, Marines, Hilo, Sasebo or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold in 1948 to Isthmian Lines where it was renamed Steel Voyager. In 1973, the ship was finally scrapped.