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USS Tetonkaha was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on September 27, 1944 and launched on October 29, the same year. It was commissioned on December 8, 1944 under Lt. Paul J. Hall’s command with the hull number AOG-41 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on January 22, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people onboard and had the main missions in Norfolk, West Indies, Hawaii, Aruba, San Diego, Johnston Island, California or Hampton Roads. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on March 12, 1946 and sold to Sun Oil Corporation in Philadelphia, where it was renamed Maumee Sun. Because of the fact that it was damaged in a collision in 1965, the ship was eventually scrapped.