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USS Ulysses was an Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship laid down on November 2, 1944 and launched on December 2, the same year. It was commissioned on December 27, 1944 with the hull number ARB-9 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on February 28, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 260 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Saipan, Pearl Harbor, Charleston, Florida, Okinawa, San Francisco, Eniwetok or Jacksonville. After the decommissioning, the ship was transferred to West Germany where it was renamed Odin (A512).