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FS-172 (S-775)


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



FS-172 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Freight-Personnel/Supply Vessel
  • Laid down, circa 1942-43, as Design 330 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-172, at Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps between April and May 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission FS-172, 19 May 1944, with a Coast Guard crew
  • FS-172 (S-775) was assigned to the US Army Small Ship Section Southwest-Pacific Area during World War II
  • Final Disposition, sank two miles off Mugil Point on Cape Croisilles, New Guinea
    Specifications:
    Displacement 557 gross tons
    Length 177'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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    140k FS-172 (S-775) underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
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    18k FS-172 (S-775) bell. Tommy Trampp

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