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USS Iolanda was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship launched on October 21, 1944. It was commissioned on October 31, the same year under Lt. Comdr. E. G. Kelly’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 days until it was decommissioned on November 2, 1944 in order to be converted to Navy use. On June 14, 1945 the ship was in full service until July 11, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Ulithi, Bayonne, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was scrapped in 1972. For the services brought to the US Navy, USS Iolanda received 4 honor medals.