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USAV Col. William J. McKiernan (FS-216)
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-216), 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. William J. McKiernan, date unknown
During World War II Col. William J. McKiernan was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, date and location unknown
Sold, date unknown, renamed MV Smith Island
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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