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USS Kenton was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on August 21, 1944. It was commissioned on November 1, the same year under Capt. V. B. Tate’s command, with the hull number APA-122 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Francisco, Leyte, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Hagushi or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kenton received 1 battle star.