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USS Eastland 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 it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 5, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Seattle, San Francisco, San Pedro, Kerama Retto, Eniwetok, Leyte, Okinawa or 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 the World War II, USS Eastland received 1 battle star.