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USS Laurens was a Haskell-class attack transport commissioned on September 7, 1944 under Capt. A. R. Ponto’s command, with the hull number APA-153 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 10, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Okinawa, Manus, New Guinea, Eniwetok, Ulithi or Lae. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping in 1988. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Laurens received 2 battle stars.