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USS Sculptor was a cargo ship belonging to the Crater class that was used during World War II by the US Navy for war operations in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. It was built in May 1943 as the Liberty Ship SS D. W. Harrington by California Shipbuilding Corporation at their Terminal Island shipyards in Los Angeles. It was commissioned in August 1943 with Lieutenant Commander George C. Bosson in command. Operated by the Naval Transportation Service under a MARCOM contract, the ship was responsible for supplying advanced bases in the Western Pacific. It was placed out of commission at Baltimore, Maryland in February 1946 and sold to a Greek private company. Renamed SS Dimosthenis Pantaleon, the vessel remained in service until 1969 when it was scrapped at Trieste, Italy.