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USS Volans was an Acubens-class general stores issue ship laid down on October 19, 1942 and launched on February 2, the next year. It was commissioned on March 31, 1944 under Comdr. Sherman R. Perie’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 17, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 195 men on board and it had the main missions in Norfolk, the Panama Canal Zone, Balboa, New Hebrides, Majuro, Ulithi, Manus or Leyte. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 17, 1947. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Volans received 5 honor medals.