USS Serpens, AK-97
The USS Serpens, AK-97, sister ship to the Murzim. The Serpens was destroyed while unloading her cargo near Guadalcanal, killing 193 Coast Guardsmen, 56 U.S. Army soldiers, and a U.S. Public Health Service surgeon--evidence of how dangerous sailing aboard an "AK" during the war truly was.

Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard |  VIRIN: 190513-G-G0000-1003.JPG