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During World War II, four separate government agencies controlled sea transportation. In 1949, the Military Sea Transportation Service, renamed Military Sealift Command in 1970, became the single managing agency for the
Department of Defense's ocean transportation needs. The command assumed responsibility for providing sealift and ocean transportation for all military services as well as for other government agencies.
Valentin Poposki, 29 October 2006