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American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USAV FP/FS-197 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-197, 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-197, 2 September 1944, with a Coast Guard crew
  • Redesignated Freight-Supply FS-197, date unknown
  • USAV FP/FS-197 was assigned to duty in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II
  • Decommissioned and retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1950 by Pan-Oriental Shipping of the Philippines, named M/V Continental, reflagged Philippines
  • 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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    107k Ex-USAV FS-197 in commercial service as the Pan-Oriental Shipping M/V Continental underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp

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