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USS Zeus was an Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship laid down on June 17, 1943 and launched on October 26, the same year. It was commissioned on April 11, 1944 with the hull number ARB-4 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 30, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 260 people on board and had the main missions in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, San Pedro or Alaska. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1973 and sold to Snopac Products where it was renamed Snopac Innovator and was used for commercial purpose.