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USS Ammonusuc was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on November 23, 1943 and launched on March 25, the following year. It was commissioned on May 19, 1944 under Lt. Lester F. Baker’s command with the hull number AOG-23 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 4, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in New York, Norfolk, Guantanamo Bay, Panama Canal, Coco Solo, San Diego, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Saipan or Balboa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 23, 1947 and sold for commercial purpose.