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USS Zenobia was an Artemis-class attack cargo ship laid down on May 12, 1945 and launched on July 6, the same year. It was commissioned on August 6, 1945 under Lt. Comdr. F. C. Rice’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on May 7, 1946. It carried a complement of 303 men on board. After the decommissioning, USS Zenobia was struck from the Naval Register on November 30, 1946 and transferred to the government of Chile. It was renamed Presidente Pinto and it served as a flag ship until 1962.