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USS Bollinger was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on October 7, 1944 and launched on November 19, the same year. It was commissioned on December 9, 1944 under Comdr. C. A. Printup’s command, with the hull number APA-234 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on April 1, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Wakayama, Okinawa, San Francisco, Bikini Atoll or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on May 22, 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Bollinger received 2 battle stars.