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USS Bergen was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on October 25, 1944 and launched on December 5, the same year. It was commissioned on December 23, 1944 under Capt. Ralston B. Vanzant’s command, with the hull number APA-150 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 24, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Hagushi, Okinawa, San Pedro, Honolulu, Norfolk or Jinsen. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 8, 1946 and sold for scrapping on April 9, 1973 to Union Metals & Alloys Corporation in New York.