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USAV Col. John D. Corkille (FS-206)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Aircraft Repair Ship
Laid down between October 1944 and January 1945 as Freight Supply Vessel (FS-206), at Higgins Industries, New Orleans LA.
Launched between October 1944 and January 1945
Delivered between October 1944 and January 1945 to the War Shipping Administration and allocated to the War Department
Converted to an Aircraft Repair Ship at Mobile Air Tactical Command Brookley Field, Mobile, AL.
Commissioned, Col. John D. Corkille, date unknown
During World War II Col. John D. Corkille was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, date and location unknown
Sold to the University of Rhode Island in 1962, renamed RV Trident
Placed out of service in 1976
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 575 t.
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
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John Davis Corkille was an early US Army Air Corps. aviator who flew in WW1, the 1923 Bendix Air Races, the ill fated Martin Bomber flight to Alaska and was lead test
pilot for the development of the B-17. He died in North Africa in 1943 of a heart attack.
|Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island research vessel RV Trident under way, date and location unknown.
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