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USS Errol (AKL-4)
USS Errol (AG-133) (1947 - 1949)
USAV Army FS-274 (1944 - 1947)

US Army FS-274 Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

USAV FS-274 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as FS-274 for the US Army at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, 31 October 1944
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commissioned USAV-274, 24 November 1944, LT. R.S. Crampton, USCGR, at New York
  • LTjg. G.B. Dowley, USCGR relieved LT. R.S. Compton, USCGR of command 4 October 1945
  • During World War II USAV FS-274 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 3 April 1947, at Apra, Guam
  • Commissioned, Miscellaneous Auxiliary, USS Errol (AG-133), 9 July 1947, LT Russell Q. June in command
  • Reclassified Light Cargo Ship, (AKL-4), 31 March 1949
  • Decommissioned, 31 July 1951 and loaned to the Interior Dept. the same day
  • Transferred to the Interior Dept, 29 January 1952
  • 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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    USAV FS-274
    171k USAV FS-274 at anchor in Manila Bay, Philippines, 27 August 1946.
    US National Archives photo 111-SCA-Album 2926-014 US Army Signal Corps photo SC 255523 now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Vincent M. Solinap
    262k USAV FS-274 at anchor in Manila Bay, Philippines, 21 August 1946.
    US National Archives photo 111-SCA-Album 2926-072 US Army Signal Corps photo SC 255468 now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Vincent M. Solinap

    USS Errol (AG-133/AKL-4)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. R.S. Crampton, USCGR24 November 1944 - 4 October 1945FS-274
    02LTjg. G.B. Dowley, USCGR4 October 1945 - ?FS-274
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. June, Russell Quartus9 July 1947 - 14 September 1948AG-133
    02LTjg. Clark, Eugene F.14 September 1948 - 18 June 1948AG-133
    03LTjg. Davis, Robert E. (temp)18 June 1948 - 13 July 1948AG-133
    04LTjg. Clark, Eugene F.13 July 1948 - 22 November 1948AG-133
    05LTjg. Terrio, James Vincent22 November 1948 - 30 September 1949 AG-133 / AKL-4
    03LT. Dreman, Wesley Curtis30 September 1949 - 31 July 1951AKL-4
    Courtesy Willard Adams

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest Contributed by Willard Adams
    Commissioning and Decommissioning log entries
    Executive Officers and Chief Engineers
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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