Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
USAV FS-527 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Laid down, circa 1944, as the Design 381 Freight-Supply Vessel FS-527 for the US Army at Calumet Shipyard, Chicago. IL.
Launched in 1944
Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps between July and October 1944
Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
Commission USAV FS-527, 14 October 1944, at Chicago, IL., LT. Gil K. Phares, USCGR in command
USAV FS-527 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific areas during World War II including the Philippines
Decommissioned, date unknown, and turned over the the Government of the Philippines, reflagged Republic of the Philippines
Sold, date unknown, to Williams Lines Inc., Philippines, lengthened to 220 feet, increased tonnage to 648 and named MV Albert
Final Disposition, wrecked, broken up 1982
Displacement (As Built) 557 gross tons
Length (As Built) 177'
Speed 12 kts
Freight Capacity unknown
Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
|The Williams Lines Inc. passenger-cargo ship MV Albert (ex-USAV FS-527) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
Photo from The Philippines Herald, Sept. 21, 1956
There is no history record available for USAV FS-527 at NavSource
Last Updated 27 November 2020
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo