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USS Rockwall was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 9, 1944 and launched on November 5, the same year. It was commissioned on January 14, 1945 under Capt. Charles W. Roland’s command, with the hull number APA-230 and it served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on September 28, 1955. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in Saipan, California, Okinawa, Ulithi, Iwo Jima, San Francisco, Tinian or Shanghai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on December 1, 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Rockwall received 1 battle star.