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USS Artemis was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on November 23, 1943 and launched on May 20, 1944. It was commissioned on August 28, 1944 under Comdr. Thomas J. Rattray’s command and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 10, 1947. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in California, Pearl Harbor, Maui, Iwo Jima, the Philippines, Manila, Admiralty Islands, Yokosuka and Bikini Atoll and it participated only in the World War II. It was struck from the Navy List on February 25, 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Artemis received 2 battle stars.