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USS Okaloosa was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on August 8, 1944 and launched on October 22, the same year. It was commissioned on November 28, 1944 under Capt. R. E. Jasperson’s command, with the hull number APA-219 and it served in the US Navy for 5 years until it was decommissioned on July 21, 1949. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Norfolk, Tacoma, Guam or Jinsen. 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 Okaloosa received 1 battle star.