From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Brule is a county in South Dakota.

(AKL-28: dp. 550: l. 177'; b. 33'; dr. 10'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 42; cl. Camano)

The second Brule was built in 1944 by Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wis., as the small freighter FS-370 for the Army. In 1950 FS-370 was turned over to the Military Sea Transportation Service and redesignated USNS AKL-28 (T-AKL-28). On 31 October 1952 she was accepted by the Navy at Pearl Harbor and placed in commission as Brule (AKL-28) the same day, Lieutenant J. H. Kolbert in command.

After completion of training Brule proceeded to Guam where on 31 January 1953 she reported to Commander, Service Division 51. Between February 1953 and December 1955 she transported cargo throughout the Pacific, visiting the Marshalls, Carolines, Marianas, Philippines, Bonins, and Okinawa and Japan. On 31 December 1955 the Division was decommissioned and Brule reported to Commander, Naval Forces, Marianas.

On 25 November 1956 Brule proceeded to Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, and reported to Commander, Naval Forces, Philippines, 2 December 1956. She was decommissioned and placed in service 6 December 1956.