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USS Napa was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 7, 1944 and launched on August 12, the same year. It was commissioned on October 1, 1944 under Capt. Francis J. Firth’s command, with the hull number APA-157 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 24, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 17, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1983. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Napa received 1 battle star.