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USS Noble was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on July 20, 1944 and launched on October 18, the same year. It was commissioned on November 27, 1944 under Comdr. Solomon S. Isquith’s command, with the hull number APA-218 and it served in the US Navy for 20 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1964. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, Norfolk, Tacoma, San Diego, San Francisco, Koje Do, Inchon, Tachen Islands or Formosa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List in 1964 and sold to Spain where it was renamed SPS Aragon (TA-11). For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Okaloosa received 1 battle star.