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USS Ogeechee was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on May 7, 1944. It was commissioned on September 6, the same year under Lt. William E. Peterson’s command with the hull number AOG-35 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on February 18, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Aruba, San Diego, Seattle, Attu Island, Panama, Kodiak Island or Adak. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 12, 1946.