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USS Warrick was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 7, 1944 and launched on May 29, 1944 with the hull number AKA-89. It was commissioned on August 30, 1944 under Comdr. Ernest J. Grey’s command and served in the US Navy for 13 years until it was decommissioned on December 3, 1957. It carried a complement of 366 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in San Pedro, San Clemente Island, New Guinea, Philippines, Leyte, Ulithi, Iwo Jima and Tulagi. On July 1, 1961 the ship was struck from the Navy List. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Warrick received 2 battle stars and 1 battle star for the activity during the Korean War.