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Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

USAV FP/FS-176 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down, circa 1942-43, as Design 330 Freight-Personnel Vessel FP-176, 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 USAV FP-176, 21 May 1944, with a Coast Guard crew
  • Redesignated Freight-Supply FS-176, date unknown
  • USAV FP/FS-176 was assigned to duty in the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II including the Philippines
  • While assigned to the Southwest Pacifice Area she was identified as S-725
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 557 gross tons
    Length 177'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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    Col. Francis T. Ziegler
    261k USAV Col. Francis T. Ziegler (FS-221), USAV FS-317 and USAV FS-176 moored pierside in the harbor at Manila, P.I,, circa 1946.
    US Nation Archives Album 111-SCA-Album 2922-036, US Army Signal Corps photo SC 249161
    Vincent M. Salinap

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