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USS Okanogan was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on August 10, 1944 and launched on October 26, the same year. It was commissioned on December 3, 1944 under Comdr. Frederick Fender’s command, with the hull number APA-220 and it served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Norfolk, Wonsan, Kodejo or Da Nang. After the striking, the ship was scrapped on October 2, 1979. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Okanogan received 1 battle star, six for the Korean War and another five for the Vietnam War.