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USS Andromeda was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 22, 1942 and launched on December 22, 1942 with the hull number AKA-15. It was commissioned on April 2, 1943 under Comdr. William A. Fly’s command and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1956. It carried a complement of 404 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, the Mediterranean, Sicily, North Africa, Belfast, Hawaii, Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, San Diego, Yokosuka and Pribilof Island. It was struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1960. For the services brought to the country during the World War II and the Korean War, USS Andromeda received 5 battle stars.