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USS Namakagon was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on August 1, 1944 and launched on November 4, the same year. It was commissioned on June 15, 1945 under Lt. Milton R. High’s command with the hull number AOG-53 and it served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on September 20, 1957. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people onboard and had the main missions in Baytown, Pearl Harbor, Canton Island, Truk, Guam, Saipan, Kodiak or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was sold to New Zealand, where it was renamed HMNZS Endeavour, and then to Taiwan as ROCS Lung Chuan (AOG-515).