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USS Riverside was a Bayfield-class attack transport laid down on November 11, 1942 and launched on April 13, the following year. It was commissioned on June 29, 1944 under Capt. Louis N. Miller’s command with the hull number APA-102 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 27, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 575 people onboard and had the main missions in San Pedro, Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor, California, Ulithi, Guam, Hagushi or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 8, 1946 and sold in 1948 to Pacific Argentina Brazil Lines where it was renamed SS P&T Forester.