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USS Rockingham was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 11, 1944 and launched on November 1, the same year. It was commissioned on November 22, 1944 under Comdr. Hans Hanley’s command, with the hull number APA-229 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on March 17, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in Saipan, California, Okinawa, Ulithi, Samar, San Francisco, Bikini Atoll or Kwajalein. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1958 and scrapped by Don Kur Steel Corporation in South Korea. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Rockingham received 1 battle star.