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USS Rutland was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 4, 1944 and launched on August 10, the same year. It was commissioned on September 29, 1944 under Comdr. Francis K. O’Brien’s command, with the hull number APA-192 and it served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 26, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Tulagi, Japan, Eniwetok, Saipan or Hilo. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 1, 1958. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Rutland received 2 battle stars.