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USS Heywood was a Heywood-class attack transport commissioned on November 7, 1940 under Captain Herbert B. Knowles’ command, with the hull number APA-6 and it served in the US Navy for 6 years until it was decommissioned on April 12, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 550 people on board and had the main missions in Panama, Norfolk, San Pedro, Wellington, Guadalcanal, Kiska, Attu, Tarawa or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold for scrapping in 1956. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Heywood received 7 battle stars.