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USS San Baba was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 29, 1944 and launched on November 12, the same year. It was commissioned on December 3, 1944 under Capt. E. E. Berthold’s command, with the hull number APA-232 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on December 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Ulithi, Milne Bay, Yokosuka, Okinawa, San Francisco, Manila or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 1, 1958 and sold for scrapping in 1975 to Zidell Explorations Inc.