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USS Renville was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on August 19, 1944 and launched on October 25, the same year. It was commissioned on November 15, 1944 under Capt. William W. Ball’s command, with the hull number APA-227 and it served in the US Navy for 24 years until it was decommissioned on April 23, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Mare Island, Kobe, Oahu, Eniwetok or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 1, 1976. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Renville received 1 battle star, another 2 for the Korean War and 4 for the Vietnam War.