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==World War II service==
 
==World War II service==
   
After shakedown, ''Pasquotank'' sailed from New York Harbor, in convoy, for Aruba, Netherlands West Indies, where she loaded fuel oil and proceeded, via the Panama Canal, to Bora Bora, Society Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. She arrived Bora Bora, 3 December 1943, and from there, through February 1944, she traveled extensively in the Fiji, New Hebrides, and Solomon Islands, carrying aviation gas and diesel fuel. She unloaded fuel for [[U.S. Marine]] air groups at perimeter strips in the [[Torokina]] area during March, while they were under siege by the [[Empire of Japan|Japanese]]. In May she set up a shuttle service for the Air Force which was conducting raids against Truk, Rabaul, and Kavieng from Green and Treasury Islands.
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After shakedown, ''Pasquotank'' sailed from New York Harbor, in convoy, for Aruba, [[Netherlands West Indies]], where she loaded fuel oil and proceeded, via the Panama Canal, to Bora Bora, Society Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. She arrived Bora Bora, 3 December 1943, and from there, through February 1944, she traveled extensively in the Fiji, New Hebrides, and Solomon Islands, carrying aviation gas and diesel fuel. She unloaded fuel for [[U.S. Marine]] air groups at perimeter strips in the [[Torokina]] area during March, while they were under siege by the [[Empire of Japan|Japanese]]. In May she set up a shuttle service for the Air Force which was conducting raids against Truk, Rabaul, and Kavieng from Green and Treasury Islands.
   
 
===South Pacific operations===
 
===South Pacific operations===
   
Through July she operated in the New Guinea area, and in August began a seven month stint as station tanker at [[Seeadler Harbor]] in the Admiralties, servicing escort carriers and cruisers. ''Pasquotank'' was detached from this assignment 20 March 1945 and sailed for [[Leyte]].
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Through July she operated in the New Guinea area, and in August began a seven month stint as station tanker at [[Seeadler Harbor]] in the [[Admiralties]], servicing escort carriers and cruisers. ''Pasquotank'' was detached from this assignment 20 March 1945 and sailed for [[Leyte]].
 
 
 
At Leyte, she operated from San Pedro Bay into August, servicing small craft, and was at Manus on V–J Day. During September she fueled transports in Hollandia Bay, and returned to San Pedro Bay for shuttle service into November.
 
At Leyte, she operated from San Pedro Bay into August, servicing small craft, and was at Manus on V–J Day. During September she fueled transports in Hollandia Bay, and returned to San Pedro Bay for shuttle service into November.

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