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USS Oneida was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 30, 1944 and launched on October 31, the same year. It was commissioned on December 4, 1944 under Capt. Arthur C. Geisenhoff’s command, with the hull number APA-221 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 27, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Guam or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Oneida received 1 battle star.