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USNS T-AKL-23
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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
    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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    AKL-29 62k 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
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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