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USS Wacissa was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker laid down on November 11, 1944 and launched on June 15, the following year. It was commissioned on February 18, 1952 with the hull number AOG-59 and it served in the US Navy for 11 years until it was struck from the Navy List on December 1, 1963. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 131 people onboard and had the main missions in Florida, Panama, Mayport, San Francisco, Aruba, Halifax, California or Argentia. After the striking, the ship was sold to Nicolai Joffre Corporation in 1964.