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USS Harris was a Harris-class attack transport launched on March 19, 1921. It was commissioned on August 19, 1940 under Lt. A. M. Van Eaton’s command, with the hull number APA-2 and it served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on April 16, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 622 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Wallis Island, the Solomons, Leyte, Guadalcanal, Eniwetok, Adak, Tarawa, the Aleutians, Okinawa, Ulithi or the Philippines. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1948 to American Ship Breakers Inc. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Harris received 10 battle stars.