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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)
Freight-Supply Vessel
  • 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
    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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    BRP Mangyan (AS-71)
    139k BRP Mangyan (AS-71) (ex-USAV FS-524) moored pierside at a Philippines naval base, 29 October 2014
    Maxdefense Philippines
    Vincent M. Solinap
    34k BRP Mangyan (AS-71) (ex-USAV FS-524) moored at a Philippines naval base, date unknown
    Photo by Piet Sinke
    Vincent M. Solinap
    131k BRP Mangyan (AS-71) (ex-USAV FS-524) moored, pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo from by Mark Gonzaga
    John Spivey

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