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USS Cottle was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 25, 1944. It was commissioned on December 1, the same year under Comdr. P. S. Creasor’s command, with the hull number APA-147 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 6, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Ulithi, Guam, Wakayama, Honolulu, Norfolk or Seattle. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List in 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1973.