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USS Metomkin (AKL-7)
USS Metomkin (AG-136) (1947 - 1949)
US Army FS-316 (1944 - 1947)

USAV FS-316 Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1944, at John H. Mathis Co., Camden, N.J
  • Delivered to the US Army, as Coastal Freighter FS-316, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 28 February 1947, at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Commissioned, Miscellaneous Auxiliary, USS Metomkin (AG-136), 16 August 1947, at Apra, Guam, Marianas Islands LTjg. W. O. Ball in command
  • Reclassified Light Cargo Ship, (AKL-7), 31 March 1949
  • Decommissioned at Guam and transferred to the Department of the Interior, 3 August 1951, at Guam
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 16 January 1952
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 465 t.(lt)
    Length 177'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 13 kts.
    Armament two machine guns
    Complement 26
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws

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    USS Metomkin (AG-136 / AKL-7)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg, Ball, W. O.16 August 1947 - November 1949
    02LCDR, Keefe, Joseph FrancisNovember 1949 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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