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USS Tabora was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 4, 1945 and launched on May 3, the same year. It was commissioned on May 29, 1945 under Comdr. Olaf C. Erickson’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 29, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Philippine Islands, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, Wakayama or Buckner Bay. After the decommissioning, USS Tabora was struck from the Naval Register on July 3, 1946.