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USS Theenim was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 18, 1944 and launched on October 31, 1944 with the hull number AKA-63. It was commissioned on December 22, 1944 under Comdr. G. A. Littlefield’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 10, 1946. It carried a complement of 399 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Virginia, Norfolk, South Pacific, Hawaii, Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, the Marianas, Saipan, Hagushi, Espiritu Santo and Leyte. On May 12, 1946 the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Theenim received 1 battle star.