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USS Sirona was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 15, 1945 and launched on April 17, the same year. It was commissioned on May 10, 1945 under Comdr. Joseph A. Neal’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on June 12, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Norfolk, Manila, Hilo, Okinawa, Tokyo Bay, Manchuria, Shanghai. After the decommissioning, USS Sirona was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946 and sold for scrapping on May 17, 1966.