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USS Henrico was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on March 31, 1943. It was commissioned on November 26, the same year under Comdr. J. H. Willis’ command with the hull number APA-45 and it served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on February 14, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in Portland, Napoli, Oran, Norfolk, Boston, Panama, San Diego, Pusan, Yokosuka or Mekong Delta. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1973 and sold to MARAD in 1979. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Henrico received 3 battle stars, 9 battle stars and a Navy Unit Commendation for the Korea activity and another 1 campaign star for Vietnam.