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USAV Virginia (FS-790)
FS-790 (1953 - ?)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Aircraft Repair Ship
Laid down, date unknown, as Freight Supply Vessel FS-790, at Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co., Seattle, WA
Launched by float out, 31 October 1952, christened USAV FS-790 by Mrs. E.H. Connor, wife of Col, Connor, commander of the Seattle Port of Embarkation
Delivered in May 1953 to the US Army Quartermasters Corps.
Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp and placed in commission as USAV FS-790
Named USAV Virginia (FS-790), date unknown
Assigned to US Army 73rd Floating Craft Company at Fort Eustis, VA.
USAV FS-790's mission at Fort Eustis was the transport and resupply of personnel and equipment. Training classes aboard the FS-790
learned celestial navigation and piloting during these 2-4 week missions. Destination ports included Portland, Maine; Bermuda; Charleston, South Carolina; Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Placed in stand by storage at Charleston, S.C. in December 1965
In March 1969 FS-790 departed on a 2 ½-week voyage to New York, Bermuda, and Charleston, South Carolina with a Harbor Craft Deck Operations Course (HCDOC) class comprised of officers, warrant officers
and enlisted men
The 73rd Floating Craft Company turned over FS-790 to the reserve component at Curtis Bay, Maryland, 17 October 1975.
FS-790 was transferred to the 949th Floating Craft Company, a Baltimore Reserve unit, 15 November 1982, redesignated FS-790 (WCFT TM)
Retired by the US Army in June 1987
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,873 t.
Speed 12 kts.
Freight Capacity 1900 t.
Complement 8 officers, 34 enlisted
Propulsion two 700hp Fairbanks-Morse opposed piston diesel engines
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||USAV Virginia (FS-790) ready for launching by floating, 31 October 1952 at Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co., Seattle, WA.
Photo from " Pacific Marine Review and The Log", July 1953.
||USAV Virginia (FS-790) underway near Fort Eustis, Virginia in 1975.
U.S. Army Transportation Corps photo
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Last Updated 15 September 2023
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