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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-273 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
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'
Speed 12 kts
Freight Capacity unknown
Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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Last Updated 27 November 2020
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