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The USS Araner (IX-226) was a Liberty Ship that served the US Navy during World War II as a cargo carrier. This vessel was laid down in 1942 at Vancouver, Washington. It was built by Kaiser Shipbuilding Company. In December, the same year, the ship was launched and at the beginning of the next year, it was delivered to the War Ship Administration. The USS Araner was damaged in the Mindoro Campaign as a result of several Japanese torpedoes. The incident took place in the Philippine Sea, near Mindoro Philippines. Fortunately, no fatalities were registered after this event. After the attack, the vessel was towed to the Subic Bay. A series of repairs followed, at the end of which the vessel was able to return to duty, in 1945. In 1946, the USS Araner was placed out of service and taken to the Maritime Commission's War Shipping Administration.