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USS Ostara was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 13, 1944 and launched on December 21, the same year. It was commissioned on January 31, 1945 under Comdr. Alfred St. Martin’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 1, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, the Marianas, Eniwetok, Saipan, San Diego, Leyte, Manila and Okinawa and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Ostara was struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946 and it was scrapped in 1965.