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USS Muliphen was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 13, 1944 and launched on August 26, 1944 with the hull number AKA-61. It was commissioned on October 23, 1944 under Comdr. Walter W. Williamson’s command and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on August 28, 1970. It carried a complement of 246 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Key West, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa, the Marianas and Solomons, Philippines. On January 1, 1969 the ship was reclassified as LKA-61. It was struck from the Naval Register on January 1, 1977. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Muliphen received 2 battle stars.