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USS Talladega was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 3, 1944 and launched on August 17, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 31, 1944 under Capt. Edward H. McMenemy’s command, with the hull number APA-208 and it served in the US Navy for 20 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on October 20, 1969. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Yokohama, Yokosuka or Subic Bay. After the last decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1976 and sold for scrapping in 1982. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, USS Talladega received 2 battle stars and another 3 battle stars for the Vietnam activity.