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USS Tuscana was an Indus-class net cargo ship laid down on December 5, 1943 and launched on December 29, the same year. It was commissioned on March 28, 1944 under Comdr. Thomas J. Butler’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 28, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 228 men on board and it had the main missions in the Marshall Islands, the Marianas, Okinawa and Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 25, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to Horton Industries, Inc. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Tuscana received 2 battle stars.