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USS Montrose was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 14, 1944 and launched on September 13, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on November 2, 1944 under Comdr. Hallock G. Davis’ command, with the hull number APA-212 and it served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on November 2, 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 602 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, Indochina, Saigon, Kerama Retto, Manila, Hawaii or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on the same day and sold for scrapping in 1970. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Montrose received 3 battle stars and another 6 battle stars for the Vietnam activity.