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American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USAV FS-317 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-317 for the US Army at John H. Mathis & Company, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in August 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commissioned USAV FS-317, 25 September 1944, at Camden, N.J., LT. C.B. Christiansson USCGR in command
  • USAV FS-317 departed New York, 22 October 1944, for the Southwest Pacific, where she operated during the war.
  • LTjg. T.B. Barron, USCGR relieved LT. C.B. Christiansson of command of USAV FS-317, date un known
  • LTjg. J.V. Harrison, USCGR relieved LTjg. T.B. Barron, USCGR of command of USAV FS-317, 14 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Acquired by a South Korean shipping compangy, renamed VS City of Pyontaek, reflagged South Korea
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 557 gross tons
    Length 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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    Col. Francis T. Ziegler
    261k USAV Col. Francis T. Ziegler (FS-221), USAV FS-317 and USAV FS-176 moored pierside in the harbor at Manila, P.I,, circa 1946.
    US Nation Archives Album 111-SCA-Album 2922-036, US Army Signal Corps photo SC 249161
    Vincent M. Salinap

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