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USS Kershaw was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 12, 1944. It was commissioned on December 2, the same year under Comdr. A. G. Davenport’s command, with the hull number APA-176 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 20, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Saipan, San Francisco, Tinian, Leyte, Eniwetok, San Pedro or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kershaw received 1 battle star.