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USAV F-76


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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Freight / Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down in 1943, as the US Army Design 216 Freight Vessel F-76, at Kewaunee Shipbuilding & Engineering Corp., Kewaunee, WI.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered in September 1943 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps.
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp and placed in commission as USAV F-76, date unknown
  • Decommissioned and retired by US Army, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, to Nicaragua, renamed Explorer
  • Sold in 1962, to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, reflagged United States, renamed R/V Gosnold
  • Sold to the Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in 1973
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 166 gross tons
    Length 99.25'
    Beam 21'
    Draft 10.5'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    one 5-cyl diesel engine, 300hp
    single propeller

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    77k Ex-USAV F-76 underway as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Research Ship R/V Gosnold, date and location unknown John Spivey

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