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US Army FS-230 (1945 - 1950)

Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, for the US Army as the Small Freighter FS-230 (design 330D) at Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA.
  • Delivered to the US Army circa 1944-45
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1 July 1950
  • Transferred from the US Army Transportation Command (USAT) to the US Navy Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 July 1950, designated USNS T-AKL-15
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 550 t.
    Length 177'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 42.
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws

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    T-AKL-15 132k USNS T-AKL-15 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    There is no DANFS history available for T-AKL-15 at NavSource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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