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USS Nemasket was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on October 6, 1942 and launched on October 20, the following year. It was commissioned on June 16, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Gillespie G. Boyd’s command with the hull number AOG-10 and it served in the US Navy for 15 years until it was decommissioned on September 22, 1959. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people onboard and had the main missions in Panama, Ulithi, San Diego, Saipan, Palaus, Peleliu, Iwo Jima or Eniwetok. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on July 1, 1960. For the services brought to the country during the World War II and the Korean War, USS Nemasket received 11 medals.