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USS Sakonnet was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on May 1, 1943 and launched on December 1, the same year. It was commissioned on November 20, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. Raymond Patrick Le Viness’ command with the hull number AOG-61 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was decommissioned on October 26, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 66 people onboard. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 13, 1945 and sold for scrapping to Zidell Machinery & Supply Corporation in 1951.