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USS Sacandaga was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on August 4, 1944 and launched on September 24, the same year. It was commissioned on November 9, 1944 under Lt. Edwin W. Heister’s command with the hull number AOG-40 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was destroyed by a typhoon on October 9, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Panama, San Diego, Johnston Island, California or Okinawa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 5, 1945 and eventually abandoned.