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USS Kingsbury was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 16, 1944. It was commissioned for the first time on December 6, 1944 under Comdr. J. H. Hughes’ command, with the hull number APA-177 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 19, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Iwo Jima, San Francisco, Seattle, Leyte, Eniwetok, San Pedro or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on May 1, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kingsbury received 1 battle star.