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USS Missoula was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 20, 1944 and launched on September 6, the same year. It was commissioned on October 27, 1944 under Comdr. Alexander C. Kopper’s command, with the hull number APA-211 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on September 13, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Eniwetok, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Hawaii, Tokyo or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Missoula received 2 battle stars.