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USS Hydrus was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship launched on October 28, 1944. It was commissioned on December 9, the same year under Comdr. R. J. Wissinger’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 26, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Okinawa, Guam, San Francisco, Hawaii, Honolulu and Tsingtao and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Hydrus was transferred to the Maritime Commission. It received 1 battle star for the activity during the World War II.