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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
USAV FP/FS-194 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-194, at Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA.
Launched in 1944
Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps between July and September 1944
Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
Commission USAV FP-194, 30 August 1944, at New Orleans, LA., LTjg. C.J. Hanks, USCGR in command
Redesignated Freight-Supply FS-194, date unknown
USAV FP/FS-194 was designated as S-970 while assigned to duty in the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II, operational areas including Milne Bay, Segond Channel and Espiritu Santo
LT. H.S. Squires, USCG succeed LTjg. C.J. Hanks, USCGR on 9 November 1945
Decommissioned and retired from US Army service, date unknown
Acquired, date unknown, by Philippines Steam Navigation Co., named M/V Governor Gilbert, reflagged Philippines
Acquired, date unknown, by Southern Lines, Philippines, name retained
Acquired, date unknown, by Escano Lines, Philippines, renamed M/V Kotambugan
Acquired, date unknown, by William Lines, Philippines, renamed M/V Misamis Oriental
Final Disposition, sunk in 1987 due to fire
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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|Ex-USAV FS-194 as the Southern Lines cargo-passenger ship M/V Governor Gilbert underway, date and location unknown.
Photo from the Manila Chronicle, 1 November 1951.
There is no history record available for USAV FP/FS-194 at NavSource
Last Updated 4 December 2020
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