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USS Telamon was an Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship laid down on December 5, 1944 and launched on January 10, the following year. It was commissioned on February 5, 1945 with the hull number ARB-8 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on May 20, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 260 people on board and had the main missions in Baltimore, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Bikini Atoll, Kwajalein or San Diego. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1973 and sold for scrapping the following year.