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USS Pollux was a Castor-class general stores issue ship laid down on May 26, 1939 and launched on December 16, the same year. It was commissioned on May 6, 1941 under Comdr. Hugh W. Turney’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it sank on February 18, 1942. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 199 men on board and it had the main missions next to the Atlantic Fleet, on regular provisioning cruises. After the tragic event, USS Pollux was struck from the Navy List on March 25, 1942.