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USAV FS-350


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



USAV FS-350 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down, circa 1944, as the Design 381 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-350 for the US Army at JK Welding, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in June 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commissioned USAV FS-350, 5 July 1944, at New York, LT. R.J. Hoenschel, USCG in command
  • USAV FS-350 departed New York on 8 August 1944 for the Southwest Pacific, where she operated during the war.
  • Decommissioned, 25 September 1945
  • Acquired by Pan-Oriental Lines, Philippines, named M/V Occidental, reflagged Philippines
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 557 gross tons
    Length 177'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14'
    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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    112k Ex-USAV FS-350 underway, 3 December 1953. (Date on photo is incorrect)
    Photo from Manila Chronicle
    Tommy Trampp

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