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USS Newberry was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 10, 1944 and launched on August 24, the same year. It was commissioned on October 7, 1944 under Comdr. David R. Phoebus’ command, with the hull number APA-158 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa or Guam. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 12, 1946 and sold for scrapping in 1983.