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Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USAV FS-399 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down in 1944 as the Design 381 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-399 for the US Army at Ingalls Iron Works, Decatur, AL.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in December 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV FS-399, 1 January 1945, at Decatur, AL.
  • USAV FS-399 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Central Pacific at Noumea, Guadalcanal, Wake, etc. during World War II
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Sold for commercial service, date unknown, converted to a refrigerated fishing Vessel
  • Registered in 1950 as FV FSR-399
  • Registered in 1960 as FV Apollo
  • Registered in 1975 as FV Quinhagak
  • Registered in 1992 as FV Snowbird
  • Registered in 1960 as FV Apollo
  • Purchased by Arctic Packers, Anchorage, AK., date unknown, named FV Ballyhoo, homeport Juneau, AK.
  • Current Disposition, active
    FS Specifications:
    Displacement (As Built) 557 gross tons
    Length (As Built) 177'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
    twin screws

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    Commercial Service
    82 Ex-USAV FS-399 underway as the Arctic Packers Co. vessel FV Ballyhoo, date and location unknown.
    Photo and data from by Richard Gulbransen
    John Spivey

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