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USS Rolette was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship laid down on December 2, 1944 and launched on March 11 the next year with the hull number AKA-99. It was commissioned on April 27, 1945 under Comdr. Lamar M. Wise’s command and served in the US Navy for a few months until it was decommissioned for the first time at the end of the year 1945. It was also struck from the Navy List on April 23, 1945. The second time it was commissioned it was on August 13, 1951 and served in the US Navy for another 4 years until May 1, 1956. It carried a complement of 425 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Samar Island, Philippine Islands, Tokyo, California, San Diego and Okinawa. On July 1, 1960, USS Rolette was struck from the Naval Register.