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USS Harry Lee was a Harry Lee-class attack transport commissioned on December 27, 1940 under Capt. R. P. Hinrichs’ command, with the hull number APA-10 and it served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on May 9, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 453 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Francisco, Leyte, Eniwetok, Guadalcanal or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold to Turkey in 1948 where it was burned during a fire in 1960. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Harry Lee received 7 battle stars.