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USS Klaskanine was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on April 24, 1944 and launched on February 3, the following year. It was commissioned on March 8, 1945 under Lt. Robert O. Kostelak’s command with the hull number AOG-63 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on March 25, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 58 people onboard. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 12, 1946 and sold to Brazil where it as renamed Raza (G-19).