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USS Magoffin was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 20, 1944 and launched on October 4, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 25, 1944 under Comdr. Eugene L. McManus’ command, with the hull number APA-199 and it served in the US Navy for 20 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on April 10, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, the Ryukyus, Japan, Sagami Wan, San Diego or Eniwetok. After the last decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 1, 1980. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Magoffin received 1 battle star, 2 for the Korean service and another 4 for the Vietnam activity.