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USS Scania was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on January 6, 1945 and launched on March 17, the same year. It was commissioned on April 16, 1945 under Comdr. Ben C. Gerwick’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on September 2, 1947. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guam, Tarawa, Seattle, Espiritu Santo, Eniwetok, Manus, San Pedro. After the decommissioning, USS Scania was struck from the Naval Register on September 16, 1947 and scrapped in 1965.