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USS Mountrail was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 24, 1944 and launched on September 20, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on November 16, 1944 under Comdr. Robert R. Stevens’ command, with the hull number APA-213 and it served in the US Navy for 16 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on August 13, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 532 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Pedro, Kojo, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Kerama Retto or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1976 and sold for scrapping in India in 1991. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Mountrail received 1 battle star and another 3 battle stars for the Korean activity.