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USS Sequatchie was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on June 1, 1943 and launched on December 21, the same year. It was commissioned on September 2, 1944 under Lt. Bertram W. Richelt’s command with the hull number AOG-21 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on June 26, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Iwo Jima, Galveston, Panama Canal, Johnston Island, Iwo Jima, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Saipan or the Marshalls. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on August 15, 1946 but its faith is unknown.