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USS Pecatonica was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on December 6, 1944 and launched on March 17, the following year. It was commissioned for the first time on November 28, 1945 with the hull number AOG-57 and it served in the US Navy for 60 years until it was decommissioned for the last time on April 1, 2005. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 124 people onboard and had the main missions in New Orleans, Virginia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Norfolk, Tsoying, the Republic of China or Kaohsiung. After serving for the US Navy, the ship was loaned to the Republic of China in 1970, where it was renamed ROCS Chang Pei.