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FS-343 / T-AKL-34


USNS T-AKL-34 previously served as USAT FS-343
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down (date unknown) as FS-343 for the US Army at Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Corp., Kewaunee, WI
  • Delivered in 1944 to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1 November 1950, and placed in service as USNS AKL-34 (T-AKL-34)
  • Placed out of service in March 1953
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold in August 1960, 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-34 101k US Army Cargo Vessel FP-343 underway 1944, possibly while running trials. FP-343 later became AKL-34.
    US Navy photo # NH 74691 courtesy of Kewaunee Shipbuilding Corp., 1968, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS AKL-34 (T-AKL-34) at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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