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USS McCracken was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 8, 1944 and launched on September 29, the same year. It was commissioned on October 21, 1944 under Comdr. Brainerd N. Bock’s command, with the hull number APA-198 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 10, 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, Guadalcanal, Saipan or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958 and scrapped in Portland in 1975. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS McCracken received 1 battle star.