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USS Veritas was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on April 26, 1945 and launched on June 16, the same year. It was commissioned on July 19, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. A. S. Brooks’ command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on February 21, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. During this period, the ship operated in Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Bermuda, Baltimore, Bayonne or New York. After the decommissioning, USS Veritas was struck from the Naval Register on April 12, 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission on June 29, 1946.