Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

USS Elba (AKL-3)
ex
USS Elba (AG-132) (1947 - 1949)
USAFS-267 (1944 - 1947)


USAFS-267 Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USS Elba Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal


Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as FS-267 for the US Army at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Delivered to the US Army Transportation Service, circa 1944-45
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 14 March 1947, at Apra, Guam
  • Commissioned, Miscellaneous Auxiliary, USS Elba (AG-132), 3 July 1947, LTjg. Glenn Rhys USN, in command
  • Reclassified Light Cargo Ship, (AKL-3), 31 March 1949
  • Decommissioned, 27 July 1951, at Apra, Guam, M.I.
  • Transferred to the Department of the Interior, 29 January 1952
  • Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
  • 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 propellers
    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By
    USAFS-267
    Elba 290k USAFS-267 at anchor, somewhere in the Pacific, date unknown.
    US National Archives photo and text from "U.S. Army Ships and Watercraft of World War II" by David H. Grover.
    Robert Hurst
    USS Elba (AG-132)
    Elba 577k USS Elba (AG-132) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    USS Elba (AKL-3)
    Elba 91k USS Elba (AKL-3) moored inboard of USS Camano (AKL-1) at the Reefer dock, Apra Harbor Guam M.I., 1 July 1951. Willard Adams
    Elba 71k Bow view of USS Elba (AKL-3) moored inboard of USS Camano (AKL-1) at the Reefer dock, Apra Harbor Guam M.I., 1 July 1951. Willard Adams

    USS Elba (AG-132 / AKL-3)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Rhys, Glen USN3 July 1947 - 3 March 1949
    02LTjg. Jackson, M.3 March 1949 -27 April 1950
    03LT. Biernat, Wladyslaw S.27 April 1950 - 27 July 1951
    Courtesy Willard Adams

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Commissioning/Decommissioning Ships' Log Entries Contributed by Willard Adams
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To The Service Ship Photo Index Back To The Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG) Photo Index Back To The Light Cargo Ship (AKL) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 18 January 2013