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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

Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down in 1944 as FS-245 as a wood hull Design 342 Freight-Supply Vessel, for the US Army at Northwestern Shipbuilding Co., South Bellingham, WA.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered May 1944 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, Commissioned USAV FS-245, date unknown
  • Decommissioned, date and location unknown
  • Sold date unknown, renamed Libby
  • Sold, date unknown, renamed Veta C.
  • Sold,date unknown, renamed Chelan
  • Final Disposition, sank off Cape Decision in 1954
    Displacement 540 t.
    Length 148'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion 875-hp (740-kw) Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine
    single screw

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    40k Ex-USAV FS-245 in commercial service as the fishing vessel Veta C., underway probably in Alaskan waters, date unknown. John Spivey

    There is no history record available for FS-245 at NavSource
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