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USS Thomas Stone was a President Jackson-class attack transport laid down on August 12, 1940 and launched on May 1, the following year. It was commissioned on May 18, 1942 under Capt. O. R. Bennehoff’s command with the hull number APA-29 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 1, 1944. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 593 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Belfast or Algiers. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 8, 1944 and sold for scrapping to Le Material Economique in Algiers. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Thomas Stone received 1 battle star.