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USS Oconto was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on April 5, 1944 and launched on June 20, the same year. It was commissioned on September 2, 1944 under Comdr. Paul Jackson’s command, with the hull number APA-187 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 22, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Lingayen Gulf, Okinawa, the Philippines, New Guinea, Leyte, Biak, Luzon or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 19, 1946 and sold for scrapping to Luria Bros. & Co. in 1974. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Oconto received 1 battle star.