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

USAV FS-318 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-318 for the US Army at John H. Mathis & Company, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in September 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commissioned USAV FS-318, 6 October 1944, at Camden, N.J., LT. R.S. Graves, USCGR in command
  • USAV FS-318 departed New York on 21 November 1944 for the Southwest Pacific, where she operated during the war.
  • LTjg. Richard S. True, USCGR relieved LT. R.S. Graves of command of USAV FS-318, 29 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, 14 October 1945
  • Coast Guard crew replaced with a civilian crew
  • Acquired by the Pan-Oriental Shipping Co. Philippines in 1948
  • 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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    84k Ex-USAV FS-318 in commercial service as the Pan-Oriental Line Freight-Passenger vessel MV Oriental underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Manila Chronicle, 13 January 1952.
    Tommy Trampp

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