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USS Lowndes was a Haskell-class attack transport launched on July 18, 1944. It was commissioned on September 14, the same year under Comdr. Charles H. Perdue’s command, with the hull number APA-154 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Okinawa or Iwo Jima. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1983. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lowndes received 2 battle stars.