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USS Deuel was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on September 9, 1944. It was commissioned on October 13, the same year under Capt. D. G. McMillan’s command, with the hull number APA-160 and it served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on June 27, 1956. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping to Luria Brothers & Co. in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Deuel received 2 battle stars.