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USAV Col. Charles T. Phillips Jr. (FS-218)

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-218), 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. Charles T. Phillips Jr., date unknown
  • During World War II Col. Charles T. Phillips Jr. was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, date and location unknown
  • Assigned to US Army 2nd Logistic Command, Japan, renamed USAV Hotei (FS-218), Japanese manned
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 575 t.
    Length 180'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
    twin screws

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    Col. Charles T. Phillips Jr. 36k
    Charles T. Phillips Jr. was a US Army Air Corp officer killed in a plane crash in Tunisia during World War II. His remains were recovered in 2000.
    Tommy Trampp
    61k USAV Hotei FS-218, 2nd Logistic Command, Japanese manned, docking at Pusan, South Korea completing a ferry run from Japan, 1951.
    U.S. Army Transportation Corps photo from
    John Spivey

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