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USS Montour was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on October 20, 1943 and launched on March 10, the following year. It was commissioned on June 9, 1944 under Capt. James H. Thatch’s command with the hull number APA-101 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 19, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in San Pedro, Pearl Harbor, California, Lingayen Gulf, Wakayama, Okinawa, Portland or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 19, 1946 and sold in 1947 for commercial purpose.