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

USAV FS-363 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-363 for the US Army at Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon BAy, Wi.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in May 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commissioned USAV FS-363, 29 May 1944, at Sturgeon Bay, WI., LT. R.A. McCaffrey, USCGR in command
  • USAV FS-363 was assigned to and operated in the Southwest Pacific area, including Leyte, Mindoro, Parang, etc., during World War II
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Sold to the Republic of China, named Poppy, reflagged China
  • 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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    108k USAV FS-363 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey

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