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USS Hesperia was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship laid down on October 9, 1944 and launched on November 18, 1944. It was commissioned on April 1, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. William G. Dutton’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 27, 1947. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Manus, Buckner Bay or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and scrapped in 1973.