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USS President Adams was a President Jackson-class attack transport laid down on June 6, 1940 and launched on January 31, the following year. It was commissioned on November 19, 1941 under Capt. C. W. Brewington’s command with the hull number APA-19 and served in the US Navy for 9 years until it was decommissioned on June 14, 1950. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 513 people on board and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Solomon Islands, Saipan, Eniwetok, New Caledonia, Cape Gloucester, Guam, Iwo Jima or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping in 1974 in Taiwan. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS President Adams received 9 battle stars.