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USS Algorab was an Arcturus-class attack cargo ship laid down on August 10, 1938 and launched on June 15, 1941 with the hull number AKA-25. It was commissioned on June 15, 1941 under Comdr. Thomas B. Inglis’ command and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned on December 3, 1945. It carried a complement of 397 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Newfoundland, Norfolk, the Caribbean, San Juan, Guantanamo Bay, North Africa, New Caledonia, Espiritu Santo, Solomon Islands, Hollandia, Leyte, Okinawa and Saipan. On February 1, 1943 the ship was reclassified as an attack transport, with the hull number AKA-8. It was struck from the Naval Register on December 19, 1945. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Algorab received 4 battle stars.