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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row- Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal

USAV FS-525 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-525 for the US Army at Calumet Shipyard, Chicago. IL.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps between July and August 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV FS-525, 16 August 1944, LTjg. George C. Steinemann, USCGR in command
  • USAV FS-525 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific areas during World War II
  • 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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    22k USAV FS-525 moored outboard of USAV (FS-291, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    116k USAV FS-525 travels at speed to deliver her "Red Ball" load to supply and maintain UN Troops which were operating on islands surrounding the Korean Coast. Korea, 1954.
    Photo from by U.S. Army Transportation
    John Spivey

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