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USS Sheridan was an Ormsby-class attack transport laid down on August 5, 1942 and launched on November 11, the same year. It was commissioned on July 31, 1943 under Comdr. John J. Mockrish’s command with the hull number APA-51 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 5, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 520 people on board and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Saipan, Tarawa, Leyte, Okinawa, Guam, San Francisco or Lingayen. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1969. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sheridan received 6 battle stars.