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USS Telfair was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on May 30, 1944 and launched on August 30, the same year. It was commissioned for the first time on October 31, 1944 under Comdr. Lyle O. Armel’s command, with the hull number APA-210 and it served in the US Navy for 17 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on October 31, 1968. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 532 people onboard and had the main missions in California, Okinawa, San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Seattle, Luzon, Yokosuka or Norfolk. After the last decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on September 1, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Telfair received 1 battle star and another 3 battle stars for the Korean activity.