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FS-390 / AKL-40 Deimos


Deimos (AKL-40) never saw active US Navy service, transferred to South Korea
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1944 for the US Army at United Boat Service, City Island, N.Y.
  • Delivered to the US Army as Coastal Freighter FS-390, (date unknown)
  • Acquired from by the US Navy, 12 December 1951
  • Named Deimos (AKL-40) and loaned to the Republic of Korea that same day under terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • 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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