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Alcyone (AKL-37)
US Army FS-195 (1944 - 1951)

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 from the 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.
    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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    Mark 124k 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.
    Mike Green

    DANFS History
    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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