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USS Zebra was an Indus-class net cargo ship laid down on March 18, 1943 and launched on April 11, the same year. It was commissioned on February 27, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Robert D. Abernethy's command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 21, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 228 men on board and it had the main missions in Espiritu Santo, New Caledonia, Fiji Islands, South Pacific Islands, Palau Islands, Iwo Jima and California. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 7, 1946. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Zebra received 1 battle star.