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USS Kittson was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on August 28, 1944. It was commissioned on November 5, the same year under Capt. G. B. Helmick’s command, with the hull number APA-123 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 11, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Diego, San Francisco, Leyte, Okinawa, Eniwetok or Majuro. 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 Kittson received 1 battle star.