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USS Selinur was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on January 18, 1945 and launched on March 28, the same year. It was commissioned on April 21, 1945 under Comdr. W. F. Babcock’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on April 30, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Manila, Hilo, Midway, Okinawa, San Francisco. After the decommissioning, USS Selinur was transferred to the Maritime Commission and struck from the Naval Register on May 8, 1946.