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USS Shoshone was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 12, 1944 and launched on July 17, the same year. It was commissioned on September 24, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Stanley E. Melville’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 28, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Bayonne, Saipan, Okinawa, Ulithi or Tinian. After the decommissioning, USS Shoshone was struck from the Naval Register on July 19, 1946. Fifteen years later, in 1961, the ship was renamed Hawaiian Trader and it was scrapped in 1971 in Taiwan.