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USS Lubbock was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 2, 1944 and launched on September 25, the same year. It was commissioned on October 18, 1944 under Comdr. Harvey J. Schroeder’s command, with the hull number APA-197 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Guam, Japan, Espiritu Santo, Saipan or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and scrapped. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lubbock received 2 battle stars.