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

USAV FS-408 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II, later transferred to Japan, named JDS Nasami (MST-471)
Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down, circa 1944, as the Design 381 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-408 for the US Army at Hickinbotham Bros. Stockton, CA.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps between October 1944 and April 1945
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV FS-408, 13 February 1945, LTjg. F. Roebuck, USCG in command
  • USAV FS-408 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific areas during World War II
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Returned to US Navy custody in 1975
  • Custody transfered to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in 1954, commissioned JDS Nasami (MST-471)
  • 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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    JDS Nasami (MST-471)
    30k JDS Nasami (MST-471> (ex-USAV FS-408) underway, date and location unknown.
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