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USS Uvalde was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 27, 1944 and launched on May 20, 1944 with the hull number AKA-88. It was commissioned on August 18, 1944 under Comdr. William M. McCloy’s command and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned for the first time in 1957. The second time it was commissioned it was on November 18, 1961 and served in the US Navy for another 7 years until December 1, 1968. It carried a complement of 366 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Oakland, San Pedro, California, San Diego, Admiralty Islands, New Guinea, Oro Bay, Philippines, Okinawa and it even participated in the Korean War. It was struck from the Naval Register on December 1, 1968. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Uvalde received 1 battle star and 3 for the activity during the Korean War.