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USS Ochlockonee was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on October 18, 1944 and launched on November 19, the same year. It was commissioned on December 29, 1944 under Lt. Arthur W. Walker’s command with the hull number AOG-33 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 14, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Aruba, San Diego, Hawaii, Canton Island, Panama, Johnston Island or Norfolk. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on February 7, 1946 and sunk as target during training exercises.