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USS La Porte was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 15, 1944 and launched on June 30, the same year. It was commissioned on August 14, 1944 under Comdr. Marion C. Thompson’s command, with the hull number APA-151 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 25, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Manus, Okinawa, Luzon, Ie Shima, Norfolk or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS La Porte received 3 battle stars.