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USS John Penn was an attack transport laid down on October 25, 1930 and launched on May 28, 1931 and commissioned on April 6, 1942 under Capt. Harry W. Need’s command with the hull number APA-23. It served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was sunk by enemy on August 13, 1943. During its activity, the ship had the main missions in Casablanca, Norfolk, New Caledonia or Guadalcanal. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS John Penn received 1 battle star.