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USS Buckingham was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 9, 1944 and launched on November 13, the same year. It was commissioned on January 23, 1945 under Capt. Henry G. Moran’s command, with the hull number APA-141 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 1, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Eniwetok, Ulithi, San Pedro, San Diego, Maui, the Marianas, Hawaii or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 20, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1974 to Consolidated Steel Corporation in Brownsville.