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AKA 106 USS UNION Attack Cargo Ship Military Patch GATORS

USS UNION

SIZE:  5"  x  4 1/2"

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The fourth Union (AKA-106) was laid down as North Carolina (MC-1697) on 27 September 1944 by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, N.C.; launched on 23 November 1944 and renamed Union at the time of launching; sponsored by Mrs. William Olive Burgin; moved to the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co. at Hoboken, N.J., to undergo conversion into an attack transport for use by the United States Navy; and commissioned on 25 April 1945, Comdr. Hartwell T. Doughty in command. Union was placed out of commission, in reserve, on 5 June 1970 and transferred to the Maritime Administration at Suisun Bay, Calif. On 1 September 1976, she was stricken from the Navy list. Union was sold in September 1977 to National Metal and Steel Corp. of Terminal Island, Calif., for scrapping.  Union was awarded two battle stars for Korean service and nine battle stars for her Vietnam service.