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USS Lumen was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 19, 1944 and launched on November 20, the same year. It was commissioned on December 29, 1944 under Comdr. Thomas A. Marshall Jr.’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 23, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Saipan, Ulithi, the Philippines and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Lumen was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet. It received 1 battle star for the activity during the World War II.