The USS Circe was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship launched on August 4, 1944. It was commissioned on November 10, the same year under Comdr. V. J. Barnhart’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 20, 1946. It carried a complement of 302 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Eniwetok and Okinawa, Ulithi and Savo Sound and it participated only in World War II. After the decommissioning, the USS Circe was transferred to the War Shipping Administration on June 26, 1946. It received 1 battle star for the activity during World War II.