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USS Woodford was a Tolland-class attack cargo ship laid down on July 17, 1944 and launched on October 5, the same year. It was commissioned the next year under Capt. Winston P. Folk’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1946. It carried a complement of 395 men on board. During the World War II, the ship operated in Norfolk, the Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa or the Marshalls. After the decommissioning, USS Woodford was struck from the Navy List on May 8, 1946. Later, the ship was sold to A. H. Bull Steamship Co. in 1947, where it was renamed SS Suzanne.