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USS Ormsby was an Ormsby-class attack transport laid down on July 21, 1942 and launched on October 20, the same year. It was commissioned on June 28, 1943 under Capt. Leonard Frisco’s command with the hull number APA-49 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 524 people on board and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Saipan, Makin, Leyte, Tarawa, Guam, San Francisco or Peleliu. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 17, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Ormsby received 6 battle stars.