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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-273 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-273 for the US Army at Wheeler Ship Building, Whitestone, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps 6 November 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV FS-273, 6 November 1944, at New York, LT. William Paul Clark, USCGR in command
  • USAV FS-273 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific areas during World War II
  • USAV FS-273 departed New York, 3 December 1944 for the Southwest Pacific
  • Coast Guard manned USAV FS-273 had three changes of command, LT . Clark was relieved by LT. Edward L. Ayers, USCGR in September, 1945 and LT. Ayers was succeeded by LTJG Louis B. Adair, USCGR who was succeeded by LT Juan E. Lacson, USCGR.
  • Decommissioned, 30 October 1945 and deleted from the Army Vessel Register
  • Acquired by a Philippines shipping company, named M/V General Roxas, reflagged Philippines
  • Renamed M/V General del Pilar, date unknown
  • Renamed M/V General de los Reyes, date unknown
  • Acquired by Sweet Lines, renamed M/V Sweet Trip
  • Final Disposition, wrecked in 1978
    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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