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USS Sheepscot was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on December 15, 1943 and launched on April 9, the following year. It was commissioned on June 27, 1944 under Lt. George A. Wagner’s command with the hull number AOG-24 and it served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was capsized off Iwo Jima on June 6, 1945. It was struck on November 1, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Sheepscot received many awards.