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USS Leo was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 17, 1944 and launched on July 29, 1944 with the hull number AKA-60. It was commissioned on August 30, 1944 under Comdr. T. E. Healey’s command and served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on February 11, 1955. It carried a complement of 404 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Saipan, Okinawa, the Marianas and Kwajalein, Manila, Tsingtao, Hai Phong and Wonsan. It also served for the Pacific Reserve Fleet and the Maritime Administration. It was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1960. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Leo received 2 battle stars and 5 battle stars for the activity during the Korean War.