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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USAV FS-524 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II, later transferred to Japan, named JDS Miho (MST-472) and later transferred to the Philippines, renamed BRP Mangyan (AS-71)
Laid down, circa 1944, as the Design 381 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-524 for the US Army at Calumet Shipyard, Chicago. IL.
Launched in 1944
Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in July 1944
Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
Commission USAV FS-524, 1 July 1944, LTjg. D.B. Kell, USCGR in command
USAV FS-524 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific areas during World War II
Decommissioned, 11 October 1945
Turned over to the US Navy for layup in reserve
Custody transfered to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, commissioned JDS Miho (MST-472), 31 March 1955
Together with her sistership JDS Nasami (MST-471 (ex US Army USAV FS-408) they were converted to minesweeper tenders.
Miho was used in minesweeping missions and limited transport services until 1974
Returned to US Navy custody in 1975
Acquired by the Philippines government in 1978 via Foreign Military Sales (FMS) from the US government
Accepted by the Philippine Navy, 27 March 1979, commissioned BRP Mangyan (AS-71) after undergoing extensive repairs at the Maebata Shipbuilding Inc., Sasebo, Japan.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 557 gross tons
Speed 12 kts
Freight Capacity unknown
Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
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BRP Mangyan (AS-71)
|BRP Mangyan (AS-71) (ex-USAV FS-524) moored pierside at a Philippines naval base, 29 October 2014
|Vincent M. Solinap
|BRP Mangyan (AS-71) (ex-USAV FS-524) moored at a Philippines naval base, date unknown
Photo by Piet Sinke
|Vincent M. Solinap
|BRP Mangyan (AS-71) (ex-USAV FS-524) moored, pierside, date and location unknown.
Photo from www.flickriver.com by Mark Gonzaga
There is no history record available for USAV FS-524 at NavSource
Last Updated 15 September 2023
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