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USS Oconee 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 23, 1944 under Lt. Joseph T. Collins’ command with the hull number AOG-34 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 28, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Aruba, San Diego, Ulithi, Eniwetok, Panama, Okinawa or San Francisco. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 1, 1946 and sold for commercial purpose.