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USS Sevier was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on October 4, 1944 and launched on November 16, the same year. It was commissioned on December 5, 1944 under Capt. A. R. Ponto’s command, with the hull number APA-233 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Yokosuka, Okinawa, San Francisco, Manila or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on June 23, 1947 and sold for scrapping in 1980. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sevier received 2 battle stars.