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USS Maquoketa was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on January 14, 1944 and launched on August 12, the same year. It was commissioned on February 27, 1945 under Lt. Lloyd R. Stahl’s command with the hull number AOG-51 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on October 9, 1957. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people onboard and had the main missions in Majuro, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Ulithi, the Carolines, Okinawa, Nagasaki or Yokosuka. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 12, 1958 and sold for scrapping to National Metal & Steel Corporation in California.