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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
USAV FS-259 (1945 - 1950)
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, for the US Army as the Small Freighter FS-259 (design 381) at Wheeler Shipbuilding Whitestone, N.Y.
Delivered to the US Army, 15 July 1944
During World War II USAV FS-259 was manned by the US Coast Guard
Transferred from the US Army Transportation Command (USAT) to the US Navy Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 July 1950, designated USNS T-AKL-21
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold in 1961, named MV Star
Sold, date unknown, renamed MV Rio Chagres, reflagged Panama
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 560 t.
Speed 12 kts
Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
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