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USS Natrona was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 30, 1944 and launched on September 27, the same year. It was commissioned on November 8, 1944 under Capt. Eric E. Winquist’s command, with the hull number APA-214 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 29, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Pedro, Leyte, Saipan, San Francisco, Kerama Retto, Dulag or Ulithi. 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 Natrona received 1 battle star.