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USS Menifee was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 21, 1944 and launched on October 15, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on November 4, 1944 under Comdr. Paul P. Spaulding’s command, with the hull number APA-202 and it served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on June 29, 1955. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Milne Bay, San Pedro, Leyte, Korea or Guadalcanal. After the last decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1955. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Menifee received 1 battle star and another 2 for the Korean service.