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USS Tolland was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 22, 1944 and launched on June 26, the same year. It was commissioned on September 4, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Edward J. Kingsland’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 1, 1946. It carried a complement of 375 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Eniwetok, Seabee, Saipan, Espiritu Santo, Ulithi, Manila, the Philippines or Leyte. After the decommissioning, USS Tolland was struck from the Naval Register on July 19.