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USS Meriwether was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 27, 1944 and launched on October 18, the same year. It was commissioned on November 4, 1944 under Capt. Angus M. Cohan’s command, with the hull number APA-203 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Saipan, Guam, Nagasaki, Eniwetok or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Meriwether received 1 battle star.