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USS Sarita was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on December 22, 1944 and launched on February 23, 1945. It was commissioned on March 22, 1945 under Comdr. Erwin E. Smith’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 29, 1947. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guam, Sasebo, Seattle, Shanghai, Manus and it participated only in the World War II. After the decommissioning, USS Sarita was struck from the Naval Register on February 25, 1947 and scrapped in 1966.