Stuff You Should Know
USS Thomas Jefferson was a President Jackson-class attack transport laid down on February 5, 1940 and launched on November 20, the same year. It was commissioned on August 31, 1942 with the hull number APA-30 and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on July 18, 1955. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 593 people on board and had the main missions in Hampton Roads, Cape Race, Guam, the Philippines, Sasebo or Yokohama. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping to Zidell Explorations Inc. in Portland. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Thomas Jefferson received 6 battle stars and another 4 for the Korean activity.