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USS Sarpedon was an Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship laid down on July 11, 1944 and launched on August 21, the same year. It was commissioned on November 16, 1944 with the hull number ARB-7 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on January 29, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 260 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, San Pedro, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Guam, Okinawa, Shanghai, Kwajalein or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 15, 1976 and sold for scrapping the following year.