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USS Karnes was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 7, 1944. It was commissioned on December 3, the same year under Capt. R. B. Miller’s command, with the hull number APA-175 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 11, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Saipan, San Francisco, Iwo Jima, Pearl Harbor, Manila, Sasebo or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Karnes received 1 battle star.