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USS McCawley was a McCawley-class attack transport commissioned on September 11, 1940 under Capt. H. D. McHenry’s command with the hull number APA-4. It served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was sunk off Guadalcanal on June 30, 1943. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 478 people on board and had the main missions in New York, Norfolk, Wellington, Guadalcanal, Cape Esperance, Espiritu Santo, New Caledonia, Truk or Rendova Islands. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS McCawley received 5 battle stars.