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USS Chewaucan was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker launched on July 22, 1944. It was commissioned on February 19, the following year under Lt. J. M. Price’s command with the hull number AOG-50 and it served in the US Navy for 30 years until it was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1975. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people onboard and had the main missions in Baytown, Hawaii, San Pedro, Seattle, the Christmas Islands, Kwajalein, Norfolk or Naples. After the striking, the ship was sold to Colombia in 1976, where it was renamed ARC Tumaco (BT-7).