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USS Vermilion was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on October 17, 1944 and launched on December 12, the same year. It was commissioned the next year on June 25, 1945 under Capt. F. B. Eggers’s command and served in the US Navy for 4 years until it was decommissioned for the first time on August 26, 1949. One year later, on October 16, 1050 the ship was recommissioned and served in the US Navy for another 21 years until April 13, 1971. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 425 men on board. Because of the commissioning date, the ship wasn’t able to participate into the World War II, but it participated in the Korean War. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 1, 1977.