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USS Rockbridge was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 2, 1944 and launched on October 28, the same year. It was commissioned on November 18, 1944 under Capt. William W. Cone’s command, with the hull number APA-228 and it served in the US Navy for 21 years until it was decommissioned on November 29, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Ulithi, Hagushi, Seattle, Guantanamo Bay or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on December 1, 1968 and sold to Boston Metals Company in Baltimore. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Rockbridge received 1 battle star.