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USS Seekonk was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down in 1943 and launched on May 24, the same year. It was commissioned on February 10, 1944 under Lt. Albert E. Eldred’s command with the hull number AOG-20 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on May 1, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor, French Indochina, New Guinea, Morotai, Leyte, Mindoro, Shanghai, Hong Kong or Hainan Strait. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 21, 1946 and scrapped in Buctouche in 1963.