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USS Sibley was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 17, 1944 and launched on July 19, the same year. It was commissioned on October 2, 1944 under Comdr. Edward I. McQuiston’s command, with the hull number APA-206 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 27, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Maui, Tinian or New Hebrides. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping to Nicolia Joffe Corporation in 1975. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sibley received 2 battle stars.