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

USAV FS-272 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-272 for the US Army at Wheeler Ship Building, Whitestone, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps 22 October 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV FS-272, 22 October 1944, at New York, LT. E. Ayers, USCGR in command
  • USAV FS-272 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific areas during World War II
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown to Philippines Presidents Lines, Inc., renamed and reflagged Philippines
  • Sold, date unknown to Philippine Steamship and Navigation Co., renamed MV Don Jose I
  • Sold in 1961 to Williams Lines, Inc., Philippines
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1986
    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 500hpGM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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