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USS Sylvania was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on February 24, 1945 and launched on April 25, the same year. It was commissioned on May 19, 1945 under Comdr. F. O. Bryce’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on December 17, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Marseilles, Philippine Islands, Manila, Eniwetok, Saipan, Samar or Bremerton. After the decommissioning, USS Sylvania was struck from the Naval Register on February 7, 1947 and scrapped in 1964.