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USS Beckham was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 27, 1944 and launched on October 14, the same year. It was commissioned on December 10, 1944 under Capt. Albin R. Sodergren’s command, with the hull number APA-133 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 25, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Ulithi, San Pedro, Guam, Buckner Bay, Norfolk or Tientsin. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 8, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1974 to Sparreboom Shipbrokers. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Beckham received 2 battle stars.