FP-343, an 850-ton general purpose supply vessel built at Kewaunee, Wisconsin, was delivered to the U.S. Army Transportation Corps in 1944. Later renamed FS-343, she was transferred to the U.S. Navy in 1950 for service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS). At that time, she was renamed USNS AKL-34. Taken out of MSTS service and placed in the Pacific Reserve Fleet in March 1953, AKL-34 was sold in August 1960.
This page features our only view of U.S. Army cargo ship FP-343, later renamed FS-343.
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Photo #: NH 74691
U.S. Army Cargo Vessel FP-343 (1944)
Underway in 1944, possibly while running trials.
FP-343 later became USS AKL-34.
Courtesy of Kewaunee Shipbuilding Corp., 1968.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Page made 29 April 2001