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USS George Clymer was an Arthur Middleton-class attack transport laid down on October 28, 1940 and launched on September 27, the following year. It was commissioned on June 15, 1942 under Capt. Arthur T. Moen’s command with the hull number APA-27 and it served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on October 31, 1967. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 578 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, French Morocco, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Hagushi, Saipan, Guam or Guadalcanal. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold to National Metals & Steel Corporation in 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS George Clymer received 5 battle stars, another 7 for the Korean service and 3 for the Vietnam War.