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USS Torrance was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 1, 1944 and launched on June 6, the same year. It was commissioned on November 18, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. George A. Euerle’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 20, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Norfolk, the Caribbean, San Francisco, Manus or Hollandia. After the decommissioning, USS Torrance was struck from the Navy List on July 3, 1946. In 1947 the ship was sold to Alcoa Steampship Company where it was renamed SS Alcoa Roamer.