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USNS T-AKL-16
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US Army FS-233 (1945 - 1950)


Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, for the US Army as the Small Freighter FS-233 (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-16
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1959
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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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    US Army FS-233
    AKL-16 254k US Army FS-233 underway, location unknown, circa 1945 or later. She has lost her wartime grey and is now painted in peacetime Army colors, deep blue gray, almost black, hull, buff stack, masts and booms, white superstructure and red over white over blue stack rings . Note photo is signed at the bottom by the ships Master James C. Matheu (right) and Chief Engineer William E. Gorman (left). Gary Gorman for his father William E. Gorman FS-233
    USNS T-AKL-16
    T-AKL-16 136k USNS T-AKL-16 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-16 at NavSource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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