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USS Gratia was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship launched on October 21, 1944. It was commissioned on May 5, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. Charles B. Gray’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in Galveston, Pearl Harbor, Manila, the Philippines, the Admiralties or New Guinea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 17, 1947 and delivered to the Maritime Commission the same year.