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USS La Grange was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 26, 1944 and launched on September 1, the same year. It was commissioned on November 11, 1944 under Capt. Frank R. Walker’s command, with the hull number APA-124 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on October 27, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Diego, San Francisco, Hollandia, Kerama Retto, Eniwetok or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping to Nicolai Joffe Corporation in 1975. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS La Grange received 1 battle star.