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USS Susquehanna was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on September 9, 1942 and launched on November 23, the same year. It was commissioned on June 7, 1943 under Lt. Peter H. V. Bamberg’s command with the hull number AOG-5 and it served in the US Navy for 12 years until it was decommissioned on March 26, 1959. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 134 people onboard and had the main missions in Australia, New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies, Leyte, Dulag, Milne Bay, Yokosuka or Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 26, 1959 and sold to Levin Metals in 1973, where it was subsequently scrapped.