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USS Dickens was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on September 8, 1944. It was commissioned on October 18, the same year under Capt. R. M. Ingram’s command, with the hull number APA-161 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Seattle, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Saipan, Epiritu Santo, 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 Dickens received 2 battle stars.