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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
FS-219 / T-AKL-43
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
Laid down (date unknown) as FS-219 for US Army at Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA.
Launch (date unknown)
Delivered to the US Army Transportation Corps circa 1944-45
Acquired by the US Navy, 1 July 1950, and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS AKL-43 (T-AKL-43)
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Sold for commercial service to Bahamas Star Line (command, communications, and medical support
vessel during the Bay of Pigs invasion), circa 1960
Sold to Alpine Geophysical Associates, Norwood, N.J., named R/V Santa Maria
Chartered by the US Navy in support of sonar research sponsored by the US Naval Oceanographic Office, circa 1967
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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||T-AKL-43 underway, date and place unknown.
||Carl R Friberg Jr
There is no DANFS history available for USNS AKL-43 (T-AKL-43) at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
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Last Updated 25 March 2005
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