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USS Sidonia was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 1, 1945 and launched on April 7, the same year. It was commissioned on April 30, 1945 under Comdr. E. C. Earl’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on February 25, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, Manila, Hilo, Eniwetok, Hampton Roads, Marseilles. After the decommissioning, USS Sidonia was struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946 and sold to Zidell Explorations Inc. on December 7, 1964.