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USS Tate was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 22, 1944 and launched on September 26, the same year. It was commissioned on November 25, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. William Jordan’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 10, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Davisville, Rhode Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Kauai, Eniwetok or Ulithi Retto. After the decommissioning, USS Tate was struck from the Naval Register on July 19, 1946 and was sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co. from New York City where it was renamed SS Julia Luckenbach. For the activity during the World War II, USS Tate received 1 battle star.