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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
FS-195 (S-971) (1944 - 1951)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Alcyone (AKL-37) was loaned to the Republic of Korea
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
Laid down, as FS-195 in 1944 for the US Army at Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Corp., Kewaunee, WI.
Acquired in 1944 by the War Department from the War Shipping Administration
FS-195 (S-971) was assigned to the US Army Small Ship Section Southwest-Pacific Area during World War II
Acquired from the US Army by the US Navy, 12 December 1951
Renamed Alcyone (AKL-37), and loaned to the Republic of Korea that same day
Alcyone never served as a unit of the US Navy
Returned to US Naval custody in January 1960
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1960
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in June 1960 to Hong Kong Rolling Mills, Ltd.
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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||Starboard bow view of ex-Alcyone (AKL-37), circa 1951.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 84179, courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1976.
FS-195 was acquired from the Army on 8 December 1951. She was named Alcyone, designated AKL-37, and was transferred to the Republic of Korea on 12 December 1951. The ship served Korea until early in 1960 when--while still in the Orient--she was returned to the custody of the American Navy. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 1 February 1960, and she was sold to Hong Kong Rolling Mills, Ltd., in June 1960 for scrapping.
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