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USAV FS-343 (1944 - 1950)

Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as FS-343 for the US Army at Kewaunee Shipbuilding Corp., Kewaunee, WI.
  • Delivered in 1944 to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • During World War II FS-343 was manned by the US Coast Guard
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1 November 1950, and placed in service as USNS T-AKL-34
  • Placed out of service in March 1953
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold in August 1960, fate unknown
    Displacement 560 t.
    Length 177'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14'
    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-34 101k USAV FS-343 underway 1944, possibly while running trials. FS-343 later became T-AKL-34.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 74691 courtesy of Kewaunee Shipbuilding Corp., 1968
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no history available for USNS T-AKL-34 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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