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USS Lavaca was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on November 24, 1944. It was commissioned on December 17, the same year under Capt. Walter S.Gabel’s command, with the hull number APA-180 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 31, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, San Diego, Samar, New Guinea, Yokohama, Sasebo, Panama or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping to Global Marketing Systems in 1992.