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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
FS-172 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Laid down, circa 1942-43, as Design 330 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-172, at Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA.
Launched in 1944
Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps between April and May 1944
Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
Commission FS-172, 19 May 1944, with a Coast Guard crew
FS-172 (S-775) was assigned to the US Army Small Ship Section Southwest-Pacific Area during World War II
Final Disposition, sank two miles off Mugil Point on Cape Croisilles, New Guinea
Displacement 557 gross tons
Speed 12 kts
Freight Capacity unknown
Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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|FS-172 (S-775) underway, date and location unknown.
|FS-172 (S-775) bell.
There is no history record available for FS-172 (S-775) at NavSource
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