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USS Knox was a Bayfield-class attack transport launched on July 17, 1943. It was commissioned on September 30, the same year with the hull number APA-46 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 14, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in the Pacific Theater. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1946 and sold to Isthmian Lines the following year where it was renamed Steel Recorder. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Knox received 5 battle stars.