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USS Sherburne was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 18, 1944 and launched on July 10, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on September 20, 1944 under Comdr. Lannis A. Parker’s command, with the hull number APA-205 and it served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on June 12, 1997. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Saipan, Guam, Lucena, Seattle or Hiro Wan. After the last decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 3, 1999 and sold for scrapping to BB Metals in Maryland in 2012. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sherburne received 1 battle star.