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USAV COL. Edgar R. Todd (FS-219) (1944 - 1950)

Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as FS-219 for US Army at Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army Transportation Corps circa 1944-45
  • Named Col. Edgar R. Todd (FS-219) date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1 July 1950, and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS T-AKL-43
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold for commercial service to Bahamas Star Line (command, communications, and medical support vessel during the Bay of Pigs invasion), circa 1960
  • Sold to Alpine Geophysical Associates, Norwood, N.J., named R/V Santa Maria
  • Chartered by the US Navy in support of sonar research sponsored by the US Naval Oceanographic Office, circa 1967
  • 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-43 85k USNS T-AKL-43 underway, date and location unknown. Carl R Friberg Jr

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