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USS Ontonagon was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on May 10, 1944 and launched on June 30, the same year. It was commissioned on September 21, 1944 under Lt. Ralph S. Logan’s command with the hull number AOG-36 and it served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned in 1957. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, Ulithi, Okinawa, Hagushi, Kerama Retto, Ryukyus or Manila. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 13, 1957. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Ontonagon received one battle star.