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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-177 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-177, 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-177, 20 May 1944, with a Coast Guard crew
  • Redesignated Freight-Supply FS-177, date unknown
  • USAV FP/FS-177 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II including the Philippines
  • Final Disposition, caught fire and sank, 17 July 1972, without loss of life in the southern Philippines.
    Displacement 557 gross tons
    Length 177'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement 24
    6 Officers
    18 Enlisted
    Armament unknown
    two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
    twin screws

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    22k USAV FS-177 at anchor in Manila Bay, Philippines, date unknown. Tommy Trampp

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