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USS Brookings was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 5, 1944 and launched on November 20, the same year. It was commissioned on January 6, 1945 under Capt. Herbert C. Berger’s command, with the hull number APA-140 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on July 25, 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, Seattle or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958.