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USS Henry T. Allen was a Harris- attack transport laid down on June 15, 1918 and launched on May 24, 1919. It was commissioned on April 22, 1942 with the hull number APA-15 and it served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on February 5, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 725 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Casablanca, San Diego, Honolulu, Noumea or New Guinea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1948 to Boston Metals in Baltimore. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Henry T. Allen received 4 battle stars.