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USS Monrovia was a Crescent City-class attack transport laid down on March 26, 1942 and launched on September 19, the same year. It was commissioned the first time on December 1, 1942 under Capt. C. D. Leffler’s command with the hull number APA-64 and it served in the US Navy for 23 years until it was decommissioned the last time on October 31, 1968. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 555 people onboard and had the main missions in Wellington, Pearl Harbor, Sicily, Saipan, Leyte or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1968 and sold for scrapping the same year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Monrovia received 7 battle stars.