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USS Randall was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 15, 1944 and launched on November 15, the same year. It was commissioned on December 12, 1944 under Capt. Harold Stevens’ command, with the hull number APA-224 and it served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on April 6, 1956. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Volcano Islands, Iwo Jima, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Kwajalein, San Francisco, Ulithi, Okinawa, Seattle or Hampton Roads. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping in 1971 in Delaware.