The USS Eastland (APA-163) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 4, 1944, and launched on September 19, the same year. It was commissioned on October 26, 1944, under Comdr. G. L. Harriss’ command, with the hull number APA-163, and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 5, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in Seattle, San Francisco, San Pedro, Kerama Retto, Eniwetok, Leyte, Okinawa, and Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and returned to the War Shipping Administration in April 1946. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Eastland received 1 battle star.
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