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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
USAV FS-314 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Laid down, circa 1944, as the Design 381 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-314 for the US Army at John H. Mathis & Company, Camden, N.J.
Launched in 1944
Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in July 1944
Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
Commissioned USAV FS-314, at the Mathis Shipyard in Camden, N.J., 22 July 1944, LTJG W.I. Mittendorf, USCGR, as command
USAV FS-314 departed New York on 4 September 1944 for the Southwest Pacific, where she operated during the war including the Philippines
Decommissioned, date unknown
Acquired by the Southern Lines, Inc., Philippines, date unknown, named M/V Governor Smith, reflagged Philippines
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 557 gross tons
Speed 12 kts
Freight Capacity unknown
Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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||Ex-USAV FS-314 in commercial service as the Southern Lines Freight-Passenger vessel M/V Governor Smith underway,
date and location unknown.
Photo from Manila Chronicle, 13 January 1952.
There is no history available for USAV FS-314 at NavSource
Last Updated 27 November 2020
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