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USS Valeria was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 8, 1945 and launched on May 29, the same year. It was commissioned on June 28, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. Robert Smith Trower’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 18, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Boston, Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Espiritu Santo or New Hebrides. After the decommissioning, USS Valeria was struck from the Naval Register on April 17, 1946.