The USS Lenoir was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on September 7, 1944, and launched on November 6, the same year. It was commissioned on December 14, 1944, under Lt. Comdr. Marcus L. Whitford’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 13, 1946. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. During World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, Eniwetok, Saipan, Hagushi, Okinawa, and Guam. After the decommissioning, the USS Lenoir returned to Maritime Commission. On October 1, 1947, the ship was sold to Lykes Brothers Steamship where it was renamed as SS Margaret Lykes.
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