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USS Jekyl (AKL-6)
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USS Jekyl (AG-135) (1947 - 1949)
US Army FS-282 (1944 - 1947)


USAV FS-267 Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 1944, at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Delivered to the US Army, as Small Freighter FS-282, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 22 February 1947, at Apra, Guam, Marianas Islands
  • Commissioned, Miscellaneous Auxiliary, USS Jekyl (AG-135), 2 May 1947, LT. F.E. Richards in command
  • Reclassified Light Cargo Ship, (AKL-6), 31 March 1949
  • Decommissioned, 12 April 1950, at Seattle, WA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 May 1960
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.
    Length 177'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 26
    Propulsion
    two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 Diesel engines
    twin screws

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    USS Jekyl (AG-135 / AKL-6)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT Richards, Floyd Eugene2 May 1947 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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