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USS Paricutin was a 459-foot long ammunition ship laid down on December 7, 1944 and launched on January 30, 1945. It was commissioned on March 3, 1945 and received the mission to carry the excess of ammunition from the forward areas in Pacific to Bangor, Washington and Port Chicago. After 2 years, it became inactive and on April 30, 1948, the ship was decommissioned. The Korean War triggered the activation of the vessel and, on July 28, 1950, the Paricutin was recommissioned. The ship started immediately its mission to Japan to carry ammunition for ships located on both coasts of Korea. On June 1, 1973, the Paricutin was struck from the Naval Register.