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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-318 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
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
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-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.
There is no history available for USAV FS-318 at NavSource
Last Updated 27 November 2020
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