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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
Laid down in 1944 as FS-247 as a wood hull Design 342 Freight-Supply Vessel, for the US Army at Northwestern Shipbuilding Co., South Bellingham, WA.
Launched in 1944
Delivered in July 1944 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps
Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, Commissioned USAV FS-247, date unknown
Decommissioned, date and location unknown
Bought by the goverment of French Polynesia, renamed Orohena
Used as an auxiliary schooner making weekly runs between Tahiti and outlying islands
Sold in 1953 A. Blouin, renamed Vaiatea
Final Disposition, sank, 24 November 1977, in a lagoon near Papeete, Tahiti.
Displacement 540 t.
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion 875-hp (740-kw) Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine
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Last Updated 21 October 2022
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