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

USAV FS-350 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-350 for the US Army at JK Welding, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in June 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commissioned USAV FS-350, 5 July 1944, at New York, LT. R.J. Hoenschel, USCG in command
  • USAV FS-350 departed New York on 8 August 1944 for the Southwest Pacific, where she operated during the war.
  • Decommissioned, 25 September 1945
  • Acquired by Pan-Oriental Lines, Philippines, named M/V Occidental, reflagged Philippines
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 557 gross tons
    Length 177'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament two machine guns
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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    112k Ex-USAV FS-350 underway, 3 December 1953. (Date on photo is incorrect)
    Photo from Manila Chronicle
    Tommy Trampp

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