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USS Sanborn was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on March 10, 1944 and launched on August 19, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 3, 1944 under Comdr. Sidney Hugenin’s command, with the hull number APA-193 and it served in the US Navy for 7 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on May 11, 1956. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in the Marianas, Okinawa, San Francisco, Tulagi, Japan, Eniwetok, Saipan or the Caribbean. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1960. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sanborn received 2 battle stars.