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USS Turandot was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on March 29, 1945 and launched on May 20, the same year. It was commissioned on June 18, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. Francklyn W. C. Zwicker’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Boston, Hawaiian Islands, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Wake Island or New Hebrides. After the decommissioning, USS Turandot was struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946 and recommissioned as USS Aeolus in 1955.