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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive


Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USAV FS-265 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down, circa 1944, as the Design 381 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-265 for the US Army at Wheeler Ship Building, Whitestone, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps 1 September 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV FS-265, 1 September 1944, at New York, LT H. E. Dennis, USCGR in command
  • USAV FS-265 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific areas during World War II
  • Decommissioned, in 1945
  • Sold, date unknown, to Philippines Presidents Lines, Inc., renamed MV President Quezon, reflagged Philippines
  • Sold in 1961 to Williams Lines, Inc., Philippines
  • Sold in 1971 to unknown Philippines shipping line, renamed MV Tacloban
  • Final Disposition, foundered in 1971
    Displacement (As Built) 557 gross tons
    Length (As Built) 177'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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    131k The Williams Lines Inc. passenger-cargo ship MV Dona Maria (ex-USAV FS-265) moored pierside, July 1961, location unknown.
    Photo from The Philippines Herald, July. 12, 1961
    Tommy Trampp

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