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USS Escatawpa was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker launched on June 3, 1944. It was commissioned on August 18, the same year under Lt. H. T. Nottage’s command with the hull number AOG-27 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was destroyed by a typhoon on September 17, 1945. It was decommissioned on March 20, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions along the US Pacific Fleet. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold to Brazil in 1947.