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USS Rawlins was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on August 10, 1944 and launched on October 21, the same year. It was commissioned on November 11, 1944 under Comdr. C. S. Beightler’s command, with the hull number APA-226 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Okinawa, California, Guadalcanal, Saipan, New Caledonia or Panama Canal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping in August 1987. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Rawlins received 1 battle star.