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USS Montague was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship launched on February 12, 1945 with the hull number AKA-98. It was commissioned on April 13, the same year under Capt. B.H. Thomas’s command and served in the US Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on November 22, 1955. It carried a complement of 474 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Okinawa, the Caribbean and Japan. After the decommissioning, USS Montague entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet. For the services brought to the country during the Korean and Southeastern Asia activity, USS Montague received 5 battle stars.