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USS Gallatin was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on August 13, 1944 and launched on October 17, the same year. It was commissioned on November 15, 1944 under Comdr. Frank S. Dowd’s command, with the hull number APA-169 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 23, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Diego, San Francisco, Hawaii, New Hebrides, Japan, the Marshalls or Lingayen Gulf. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on May 8, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1983.