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USS Marquette was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship launched on April 29, 1945 with the hull number AKA-95. It was commissioned on June 20, 1944 under Comdr. John E. Gabrielson’s command and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on July 19, 1955. It carried a complement of 247 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Guam, Philippines, Greenland, the Caribbean and Greece. After the decommissioning, USS Marquette entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet.