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USS Lander was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on October 9, 1944 and launched on November 19, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on December 9, 1944 under Capt. John D. Sweeney’s command, with the hull number APA-178 and it served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1983. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Iwo Jima, San Francisco, Ulithi, Ryukyus, Eniwetok, San Pedro or Norfolk. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lander received 2 battle stars.