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Tingles (AKL-13)
Tingles (AG-144) (1947 - 1949)
USAV FS-266 (1944 - 1947)

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-266 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Camano Class Light Cargo Ship:
  • Built in 1944 at Wheeler Shipbuilding, Whitestone, N.Y.
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, 8 September 1944
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commissioned USS FS-266, 8 September 1944, at New York, LTjg. J.D. Legon, USCGR in command
  • During World War II USAV FS-266 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Coast Guard crew was relieved by a civilian crew, 25 November 1945
  • Acquired by the US Navy in September 1947, at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Named Tingles (AG-144), 21 November 1947
  • Placed in service at Subic Bay, 2 December 1947
  • Reclassified Light Cargo Ship, (AKL-13), 31 March 1949
  • Placed out of service, 10 November 1949, and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Francisco Group
  • Transferred under tow to the Stockton Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet, 16 December 1963
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1969
  • Transferred in 1969 to the Maritime Administration and subsequently to the US Trust Territory of the Pacific, renamed MV Ran-Annim
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1982
    Displacement 500 t.(lt) 705 t.(fl)
    Length 176'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 13 kts.
    Armament none
    Complement 26
    two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 Diesel engines
    twin screws
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    USAV FS-266
    171k USAV FS-266 at anchor in Manila Bay, Philippines, 27 August 1946.
    US National Archives photo 111-SCA-Album 2926-013 US Army Signal Corps photo SC 255523 now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Vincent M. Solinap
    US Trust Territories of the Pacific - MV Ran-Annim
    Tingles 70k Ex Tingles (AKL-13) underway, date and location unknown, as the Trust Territory of the Pacific MV Ran-Annim
    Photo from Trust Territory of the Pacific Archives (N-3463.01)
    Ramon Jackson

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