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USS Saint Croix was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 25, 1944 and launched on November 9, the same year. It was commissioned on December 1, 1944 under Capt. Edmond P. Speight’s command, with the hull number APA-231 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 7, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Guadalcanal, Florida, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, San Francisco, Manila or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on April 23, 1947 and sold for scrapping in 1979.