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USS Renate (AKL 42) as offered for sale in 1960. Two sisters are behind her.
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Class: AKL 38 (ARMY FS DESIGN 381 PART 3)
Design: Army Design 381 (176', steel)
Displacement (tons): 520 light, 940 full
Dimensions (feet): 177' oa, 168' wl (pp?) x 33' e, 32' wl x 10' max nav
Armament: none
Accommodations: 7-10 officers, 13-16 unlicensed
Speed (kts.): 12
Propulsion (HP): 1,000
Machinery: Geared diesel, 2 screws

Construction:
AKLNameAcqBuilderContractCompletedComm
37ALCYONE, see FS Design 330----------
38ALHENA12 Dec 1951Wheeler SB, Brooklyn24 Apr 1943ca Jun 1944--
39ALMAACK12 Dec 1951Wheeler SB, Brooklyn24 Apr 1943ca Dec 1944--
40DEIMOS12 Dec 1951United Concrete Pipe, Los Angeles24 Apr 1943ca Jul 1944--
41PAMINA12 Dec 1951Calumet SY/DD11 Jun 1943ca Nov 1944--
42RENATE12 Dec 1951United Concrete Pipe, Los Angeles24 Apr 1943ca Sep 1944--
43AKL 43, see FS Design 330----------
44AKL 44, see AGER 2[??]Kewaunee SB/Engg30 Sep 1943[??]--
45AKL 45, see FS Design 330----------

Disposition:
AKLNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
38ALHENA--1 Feb 196012 Dec 1951Trf.--
39ALMAACK--1 Feb 196012 Dec 1951Trf.--
40DEIMOS--1 Feb 196012 Dec 1951Trf.--
41PAMINA--1 Feb 196012 Dec 1951Trf.--
42RENATE--1 Feb 196012 Dec 1951Trf.--

Class Notes:
In this group, AKL 37 (ex FS 195) was of FS Design 330 (listed on the AKL 12 page) while AKL 38-42 were of FS Design 381 (listed here).

On 11 July 1951 the Secretary of the Army informed SECNAV that the Army had six FS type vessels designated FS 195, 257, 283, 390, 528, and 547, then in the Far East Command Reserve Fleet, which were required for use by the Republic of Korea for civil relief and support of the Korean economy. The vessels would be engaged in the carriage of cargo in inter-island and inter-coastal service, which was a responsibility of MSTS. CinC Far East Command expressed a desire to have these vessels placed unter the control of the Commander, Naval Forces, Far East for the use of the Korean Government and this naval commander concurred in the action. He asked the Navy to accept the six vessels. The Navy agreed on 9 August 1951, noting that this would be similar to the arrangements agreed to by the Navy on 5 May 1951 with respect to six N3-S-A2 cargo ships (AK 261-266). FS 390 and 528, probably with the other four, were delivered to the Navy at Yokosuka on 12 October 1951. Their Navy designations (AKL 37-42) and names were approved on 4 December 1951. AKL 37-42 and AK 261-266 were on Navy sale list in February 1960.

Ship Notes:
AKLNameMANotes
38ALHENA(ex-FS 257, Design 381) In Army service at Okinawa Aug 1949 for intra-theater distribution of supplies. Trf. 1951 to South Korea. Sold 27 Jun 1960 to Hong Kong Rolling Mills.
39ALMAACK(ex-FS 283, Design 381). Trf. 1951 to South Korea. Sold 27 Jun 1960 to Hong Kong Rolling Mills.
40DEIMOS(ex-FS 390, Design 381). Trf. 1951 to South Korea. Sold 27 Jun 1960 to Hong Kong Rolling Mills.
41PAMINA(ex-FS 528, Design 381). In Army storage in Japan Aug 1949. Trf. 1951 to South Korea. Sold 27 Jun 1960 to Hong Kong Rolling Mills.
42RENATE(ex-FS 547, Design 381). In Army service at Okinawa Aug 1949 for intra-theater distribution of supplies. Trf. 1951 to South Korea. Sold 27 Jun 1960 to Hong Kong Rolling Mills.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 8 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, PHS