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USS Bingham was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 22, 1944 and launched on November 20, the same year. It was commissioned on December 23, 1944 under Capt. L. F. Brown’s command, with the hull number APA-225 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Okinawa, San Francisco, Norfolk, the Philippines or the Marianas. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946 and sold for scrapping in September 1983. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bingham received 1 battle star.