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USS Todd was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on August 10, 1944 and launched on October 10, the same year. It was commissioned on November 30, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Charles A. Johnon’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 25, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Davisville, Manus, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Hollandia, Manila or Subic Bay. After the decommissioning, USS Todd was struck from the Naval Register on July 19, 1946 and was sold to Oceanic Steamship Company where it was renamed SS Ventura.