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USS Lenawee was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 26, 1944 and launched on September 11, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 11, 1944 under Comdr. Carson R. Miller’s command, with the hull number APA-195 and it served in the US Navy for 23 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on June 20, 1967. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in the Marianas, Okinawa, San Francisco, Guam, Japan, Pearl Harbor, Saipan or Da Nang. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 30, 1968 and sold for scrapping to Nicolai Joffe Corporation in 1975. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lenawee received 2 battle stars and another 3 for the Korean service.