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USS Oxford was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on April 17, 1944 and launched on July 12, the same year. It was commissioned on September 11, 1944 under Comdr. Paul S. Crandall’s command, with the hull number APA-189 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, New Guinea, Leyte, Manus, Guam, San Diego or Noumea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Oxford received 2 battle stars.