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USS Agawam was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on September 7, 1942 and launched on May 6, the following year. It was commissioned on December 18, 1943 under Lt. John W. Foster’s command with the hull number AOG-6 and it served in the US Navy for 14 years until it was decommissioned on January 31, 1957. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people onboard and had the main missions in New Orleans, Galveston, Lingayen, Espiritu Santo, Manila, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa or Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1960 and sold to Levin Metals in 1975, where it was subsequently scrapped.