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USS Braxton was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on August 29, 1944 and launched on November 3, the same year. It was commissioned on December 29, 1944 under Comdr. William L. Bray’s command, with the hull number APA-138 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 27, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Hawaii, Ulithi, San Pedro, Manila, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Norfolk or Nagoya. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 19, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1973.