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USS Tazewell was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on June 2, 1944 and launched on August 22, the same year. It was commissioned on October 25, 1944 under Comdr. Herbert S. Olsen’s command, with the hull number APA-209 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on October 25, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Saipan, Seattle, Hagushi, Yokosuka or Subic Bay. 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 Tazewell received 1 battle star.