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USS William P. Biddle was a Heywood-class attack transport commissioned for the first time on February 3, 1941 with the hull number APA-8. It served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on April 9, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 560 people on board and had the main missions in Tulagi, Norfolk, New Caledonia, French Morocco, Hampton Roads, Wellington, Tarawa, Eniwetok or Guadalcanal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 5, 1946 and scrapped in 1957. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS William P. Biddle received 7 battle stars.