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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
Freight-Supply Vessel
  • 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'
    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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    93k 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
    Tommy Trampp

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