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USNS T-AKL-29 (T-AKL-29)
USAT FS-371 (1944 - 1947)
USNS T-AKL-29 previously served as USAT FS-371
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, as FS-371 for the US Army at Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Corp., Kewaunee, WI.
Completed and delivered, July 1944
Commissioned USAT FS-371 at Sturgeon Bay, WI, 1 August 1944, LT H. E. Melton, USCG in command
During World War II USAT FS-371 was manned by the US Coast Guard for the US Army Transportation Service
FS-371 was assigned to and operated in the Southwest Pacific area including Leyte, Mindoro, Pearl Harbor, etc., during World War II
Decommissioned by US Army, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy, 1 July 1950, and placed in service as USNS AKL-29 (T-AKL-29) with MSTSWESTPAC
USNS T-AKL-29 operated first out of Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan, then Ominato (Shimokita), Honshu, Japan and finally Aomori, Honshu, Japan solely in
cargo/passenger support of USAF Radar Site 29 on the island of Okushiri Shima off the west coast of Hlokkaido. (William T. Lyons, Master USNS AKL-29, from 1953-1959)
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
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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||USNS T-AKL-29 under way, date and location unknown.
||Carl R Friberg Jr
||T-AKL-29 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
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