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USS Oglethorpe was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on December 26, 1944 and launched on April 15, 1945 with the hull number AKA-100. It was commissioned on June 6, the same year under Capt. James Campbell’s command and served in the US Navy for almost 23 years until it was decommissioned in 1968. It carried a complement of 425 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Yokosuka, San Diego, North Korea, Wonsan and Mexico. After the decommissioning, USS Oglethorpe was struck from the Navy List on November 1, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the Korean activity, USS Oglethorpe received 2 battle stars.