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USAV Carl V. Sheridan (FS-355)

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal Philippines Liberation Medal

USAV FS-355 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-355 for the US Army at JK Welding, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in December 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commissioned USAV FS-355, 5 December 1944, at New York, LT. R.W. Coe, USCGR in command
  • USAV FS-355 departed New York, 22 January 1945 , for the Southwest Pacific where she operated during the war at Zamboanga and elsewhere
  • Decommissioned and retired from US Army service 19 November 1945
  • Reactivated and named USAV PVT. Carl V. Sheridan (FS-355), date unknown
  • Sold in 1972 for service as a fishing vessel, named F/V John S. Dempster Jr.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 557 gross tons
    Length 177'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament two twin .50 cal machine guns
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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    USAV PVT. Carl V. Sheridan (FS-355)
    41k USAV PVT. Carl V. Sheridan (FS-355) underway on the James River, VA., circa 1960s-1970s.
    Photo from by U.S. Army Transportation
    John Spivey
    Commercial Service
    52k FV John S. Dempster Jr. [Ex-USAV PVT. Carl V. Sheridan (FS-355)] underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo from by Gary L. Naigle
    John Spivey

    There is no history available for USAV PVT Carl V. Sheridan (FS-355) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Coe, R.W., USCGR5 Deember 1944 - 19 November 1945

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