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USS Luna was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship laid down on April 23, 1943 and launched on September 30, the same year. It was commissioned on January 31, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. James A. F. Knowlton’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on April 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, the Panama Canal, Majuro Atoll, Kwajalein, Eniwetok and California. After the decommissioning, the ship was delivered to the Maritime Commission. The date of striking from the Navy List is unknown. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Luna received four honor medals.