Stuff You Should Know
USS Seminole was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship launched on December 28, 1944. It was commissioned the next year on March 8, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. E.L. Bothwell’s command and served in the US Navy for 25 years until it was decommissioned on December 23, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 425 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Hawaii, the Marshalls, Eniwetok, Ulithi, Buckner Bay or Peleliu Island. After the World War II, USS Seminole participated also in the Korean and the Vietnam War. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to the Inactive Ship Facility in San Diego. On September 1, 1976, USS Seminole was struck from the Navy List. For the activity during the Korean War, the ship received 6 battle stars and 6 campaign stars for the services brought to the country during the Vietnam War.