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USS Bandera was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 23, 1944 and launched on October 6, the same year. It was commissioned on December 6, 1944 under Capt. George C. Miller’s command, with the hull number APA-131 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 7, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Ulithi, San Pedro, Jinsen, Honolulu, Norfolk or Maui. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946 and scrapped in 1974.