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USS Trego was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 14, 1944 and launched on June 20, the same year. It was commissioned on December 21, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. James F. Hunnewell’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, Hawaii, San Francisco, Eniwetok, Ulithi or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, USS Trego was struck from the Navy List on June 5, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Lykes Brothers Steamship Company and then to Ocean Freighting where the ship was renamed SS Flower Hill.