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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
    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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    138k 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.
    Tommy Trampp

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