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USS Jekyl (AKL-6)
USS Jekyl (AG-135) (1947 - 1949)
USAV FS-282 (1944 - 1947)

USAV FS-282 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
USAV FS-282 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

Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1944 at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, 27 December 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commissioned USAV FS-282, 27 December 1944, LT. E.C. Sturgis, USCGR in command
  • USAV FS-282 departed New York, 17 January 1945, for the Southwest Pacific
  • LT. E.C. Sturgis was succeeded by LTjg. Joshua W. Reed, USCG sometime in 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 22 February 1947, at Apra, Guam, Marianas Islands
  • Commissioned, Miscellaneous Auxiliary, USS Jekyl (AG-135), 2 May 1947, LT. F.E. Richards in command
  • Reclassified Light Cargo Ship, (AKL-6), 31 March 1949
  • Decommissioned, 12 April 1950, at Seattle, WA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 May 1960
    Displacement 520 t.
    Length 177'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 26
    two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 Diesel engines
    twin screws

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    228k USAV FS-282 at anchor in Manila Bay, Philippines, 21 August 1946.
    US National Archives Album 111-SCA-2926-067 US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 255471
    Vincent M. Solinap

    USS Jekyl (AG-135 / AKL-6)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. E.C. Sturgis, USCGR27 December 1944 - 1945FS-282
    02LTjg. Joshua W. Reed, USCG1945 - ?FS-282
    Commanding Officers
    01LT Richards, Floyd Eugene2 May 1947 - ?AG-135
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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