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USS Broadwater was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 1, 1944 and launched on November 5, the same year. It was commissioned on January 2, 1945 under Capt. George G. Herring’s command, with the hull number APA-139 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on February 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Hollandia, Ulithi, San Pedro, Manila, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Norfolk or Luzon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 20, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1974.