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USAV FS-529


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



USAV FS-529 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-529 for the US Army at Calumet Shipyard, Chicago. IL.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps between July and December 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV FS-529, 28 December 1944, at Chicago, IL., LTjg. J.W. Harrison, USCG in command
  • USAV FS-529 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific areas during World War II
  • Decommissioned, 25 September 1945
  • Converted to a research vessel, date unknown, named R/V John Elliott Pillsbury
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement (As Built) 557 gross tons
    Length (As Built) 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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