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USS Pickaway was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 1, 1944 and launched on November 5, the same year. It was commissioned on December 12, 1944 under Comdr. H. L. Bixby’s command, with the hull number APA-222 and it served in the US Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on September 1, 1976. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, San Francisco, Espiritu Santo, Apra Harbor, Guam or Yokosuka. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 1, 1976. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Pickaway received 1 battle star and another 6 battle stars for the Korean activity.