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USS Ottawa was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 5, 1944 and launched on November 29, the same year. It was commissioned the next year under Lt. Comdr. Jackson Mizell’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 10, 1947. It carried a complement of 425 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in the Canal Zone, the Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Maui, San Pedro, Eniwetok or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, USS Ottawa was struck from the Navy List on March 11, 1947. Later, the ship was sold to Luckenbach Steamship Lines, Inc. where it was renamed SS Andrea F. Luckenbach.