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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-373 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-373 for the US Army at Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corp in June 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp
  • Commissioned USAV FS-373, 5 October 1944, at Sturgeon Bay, WI., LTjg. J.L. Barron, USCGR in command
  • LTjg. Barron was relieved of command, 11 October 1944 by LTjg. W.H. Bosworth, USCGR
  • USAV FS-373 departed for the Southwest Pacific soon after commissioning. where she operated during the war including service in the Philippines.
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • 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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    111k USAV FS-373 furnishing power to USAV FS-526 at, Cebu Shipyard and Engine Works, Cebu, Philippine, 28 September 1945.
    U.S. National Archives 111-SCA-Album_2842_001.jpg, US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 230364
    Tommy Trampp

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