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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down, circa 1942-43, as Freight-Personnel Vessel FP-31, at Petrich Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered in 1943 to the US Army Quartermasters Corps.
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp and placed in commission as USAV FP-31, date unknown
  • Redesignated Freight-Supply Vessel USAV FS-31, date unknown
  • Decommissioned and retired by US Army, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, to Panama, renamed MV J. W. Rodgers
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 270 t.
    Length 114'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 6-cyl diesel engines, 640hp
    two propellers

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    178k Ex-USAV FS-31 serving as a welcoming home ship by the US Army Transportation Corp at the port of Seattle in early 1946. The band members can be seen relaxing in the bow as they wait for the transport to enter the port during Operation Magic Carpet.
    Harley Flowers, Mobile, AL. File:USAV FS-31 1946 (50657231768) - Wikimedia Commons
    Robert Hurst

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