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USS Burleson was a Gilliam-class attack transport laid down on April 22, 1944 and launched on July 11, the same year. It was commissioned on November 8, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. B. Hartley’s command with the hull number APA-67 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 9, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 220 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Ulithi, Okinawa, Eniwetok or Taku. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Burleson received one battle star.