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Broadwater APA-139


Brookings is a county in South Dakota.

(APA-140: dp. 6720; 1. 455'; b. 62'; dr. 24'; s. 17.7 k.;
cpl. 692; a. 1 5"; cl. Haskell)

Brookings (APA-140) was launched 20 November 1944 by California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, Calif., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. I. C. Johnson; acquired 5 January 1945; and commissioned 6 January 1945, Captain H. E. Berger In command.

Brookings was assigned to the Pacific Fleet and served with Transport Divisions 57 and 71 as flagship. She transported military personnel and cargo to various Pacific islands during the final months of war and to Japan, Korea, and China following the war's end.

Brookings arrived 25 April 1946 at Yorktown, Va., where she went out of commission In reserve 25 July 1946.