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US Army FS-288 (1945 - 1950)
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, as FS-288 for the US Army at Wheeler Shipbuilding Whitestone, N.Y.
Acquired by the US Navy, 1 July 1950, and placed in service as USNS AKL-23 (T-AKL-23)
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in 1959
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 550 t.
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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||US Army FS-288 and USS Guilford (APA-112) moored pierside, circa 1945, in the Western Pacific, possibly Marianas or Okinawa. USS Guilford appears to be embarking passengers most likely during "Operation Magic Carpet."
||Submitted by Ken Chappelle, photo by Tom Chappelle, First Engineer of Army FS-553
There is no DANFS history available for USNS T-AKL-23 at Navsource
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