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USS Birgit was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 22, 1944 and launched on July 18, the same year. It was commissioned on October 28, 1944 under Comdr. J. Burke’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. It carried a complement of 302 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Saipan, Guam, the Marianas, Eniwetok and Okinawa, Subic Bay and San Pedro Bay and it participated only in the World War II. It was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946.