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USS Warren was a Sumter-class attack transport laid down on April 19, 1942 and launched on September 7, the same year. It was commissioned on August 2, 1943 under Capt. William A. McHale’s command with the hull number APA-53 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 657 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Manus, Leyte, Luzon, Ulithi or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 17, 1946 and sold for commercial purpose to Waterman Steamship Corporation where it was renamed Jean Lafitte. The ship was scrapped in 1977 in Texas. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Warren received 5 battle stars.