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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.
    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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