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USS Highlands was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on July 8, 1944. It was commissioned on October 5, the same year under Capt. G. D. Lyon’s command, with the hull number APA-119 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Francisco, Okinawa, Kerama Retto, Hawaii or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping to Union Minerals & Alloys Corporation in 1973. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Highlands received 2 battle stars.