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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USAV FS-313 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Laid down, circa 1944, as the Design 381 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-313 for the US Army at John H. Mathis & Company, Camden, N.J.
Launched in 1944
Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, circa late May 1944
Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
Commissioned USAV FS-313, 2 July 1944, LTjg J.F.W. Anderson, USCGR, in command
USAV FS-313 departed New York on 20 August 1944 for Los Angeles, towing QS-53
24 October 1944 she was withdrawn from her Hawaii assignment and her Coast Guard crew was detached at Los Angeles
Decommissioned, date unknown
Sold, date unknown owner unknown, named Betsy Ross homeported at Astoria OR.
Acquired at Vanuatu, circa 2022
Current Disposition, being restored as a floating museum at Vanuatu.
Displacement 557 gross tons
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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|Ex-USAV FS-313 at anchor, underway and moored pierside at Vanuatu and possibly other ports, various dates.
Photos from the film "The Boat That Wouldn't Die"
Dr. Emmanuel BESUELLE, Germany
|Ex-USAV FS-313 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
There is no history available for USAV FS-313 at NavSource
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Last Updated 17 February 2023
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