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Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USAV FS-529 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-529 for the US Army at Calumet Shipyard, Chicago. IL.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps between July and December 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV FS-529, 28 December 1944, at Chicago, IL., LTjg. J.W. Harrison, USCG in command
  • USAV FS-529 was assigned to duty in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater - Southwest Pacific and Western Pacific areas during World War II
  • Decommissioned, 25 September 1945
  • Converted to a research vessel, date unknown, named R/V John Elliott Pillsbury
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    417k Commanding Officer LTjg. J.W. Harrison, USCG on the bridge while in port at Funafuti Atoll, date unknown. Richard Harrison in honor of his grandfather J.W. Harrison

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