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USS Gage was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on August 13, 1944 and launched on October 14, the same year. It was commissioned on November 12, 1944 under Comdr. L. J. Alexanderson’s command, with the hull number APA-168 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 26, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Diego, San Francisco, Hawaii, Saipan, Japan, Hiro Wan or Sasebo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping in 2009.