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USS Windsor was a Windsor-class attack transport laid down on July 23, 1942 and launched on December 28, the same year. It was commissioned on June 17, 1943 under Comdr. D. C. Woodward’s command with the hull number APA-55 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 4, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 552 people on board and had the main missions in Guam, Pelelius, Leyte, Kwajalein, Iwo Jima or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946. The ship was scrapped in 1972 in Taiwan. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Windsor received 5 battle stars.