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USAV Baker (FS-34)
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
Laid down, circa 1942-43, as Freight-Personnel Vessel FP-34, 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-34, date unknown
Redesignated Freight-Supply Vessel USAV FS-34, date unknown
Decommissioned by US Army turned over to US Coast Guard in 1945
US Coast Guard accepted FS-34, 22 May 1945
On 4 October 1945, she was ordered to proceed to Ketchikan for further transfer to DCGO, 13th Naval District
On 6 October 1945, she departed Dutch Harbor for Kodiak and Ketchikan for Seattle
On 25 January 1946 she was at sea on a freight and supply run to Spring Island and DCGO, Seattle, advised that she would be turned back to the Army on her arrival in Seattle
On 30 January 1946, she was decommissioned as a Coast Guard-manned vessel and returned to the Army, 6 February 1946.
Renamed USAV Baker (FS-34), date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 270 t.
Freight Capacity unknown
Propulsion two 6-cyl diesel engines, 640hp
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