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USS Lamar was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on March 31, 1943 and launched on August 28, the same year. It was commissioned on April 6, 1944 under Capt. Bruce K. Culver’s command with the hull number APA-47 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 7, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 581 people onboard and had the main missions in Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, Manus, Lingayen, San Francisco, Ulithi or Luzon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1946 and sold the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lamar received 5 battle stars.