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USS Lycoming was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 30, 1944 and launched on July 25, the same year. It was commissioned on September 20, 1944 under Comdr. D. B. Coleman’s command, with the hull number APA-155 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 14, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Seattle, Pearl Harbor, Leyte, Saipan, Okinawa or New Guinea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrapping. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Lycoming received a battle star.