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USS Attala was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 18, 1944 and launched on September 27, the same year. It was commissioned on November 30, 1944 under Comdr. William S. G. Davis’ command, with the hull number APA-130 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 26, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Ulithi, Saipan, Jinsen, Eniwetok, Norfolk or Maui. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 20, 1946 and scrapped in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Attala received 1 battle star.