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USAV FS-371 (1944 - 1947)

USNS T-AKL-29 previously served as USAV FS-371
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as FS-371 for the US Army at Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI..
  • Completed and delivered, July 1944
  • Commissioned USAT FS-371 at Sturgeon Bay, WI, 1 August 1944, LT H. E. Melton, USCG in command
  • During World War II USAT FS-371 was manned by the US Coast Guard for the US Army Transportation Service
  • FS-371 was assigned to and operated in the Southwest Pacific area including Leyte, Mindoro, Pearl Harbor, etc., during World War II
  • Decommissioned by US Army, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1 July 1950, and placed in service as USNS T-AKL-29 with MSTSWESTPAC
  • USNS T-AKL-29 operated first out of Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan, then Ominato (Shimokita), Honshu, Japan and finally Aomori, Honshu, Japan solely in cargo/passenger support of USAF Radar Site 29 on the island of Okushiri Shima off the west coast of Hlokkaido. (William T. Lyons, Master USNS AKL-29, from 1953-1959)
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 550 t.
    Length 177'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 42
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws

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    AKL-29 228k USNS T-AKL-29 under way, date and location unknown. Carl R Friberg Jr
    AKL-29 38k T-AKL-29 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Norm Myer
    AKL-29 46k
    AKL-29 54k

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