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USS Sappho was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on December 12, 1944 and launched on March 3, 1945. It was commissioned on April 24, 1945 under Comdr. M. A. Beach’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 23, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Palmyra Atoll, Fanning Island, Sasebo, Seattle, Shanghai, Manila and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Sappho was struck from the Naval Register on October 15, 1946 and scrapped in 1965.