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USAV Northland (FS-81)
USAV Northland (FP-81)
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
Built in 1929 as W.B. Foshay at Lake Washington Shipyard, Houghton, WA.
Launched in 1929
Delivered to W.B. Foshay in September 1929
Sold in 1930 to Northland Ltd. (Kaye, Son &Co.), London, United Kingdom, renamed Northland, reflagged United Kingdom
Sold in 1931 to Northland Transportation Co., Ketchikan, Alaska, reflagged United States, name retained
Sold in January 1934 to Gilbert W. Skinner, Seattle, WA., employed on Alaskan coastal services
Requisitioned by the U.S. Army Quartermasters Corp in 1941
Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, commissioned USAV Northland (FP-81)
Redesigned Freight-Supply Vessel FS-81, date unknown
Retired from US Army services in 1946
Sold in 1946 to Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, renamed Ottar Jarl, entered service in 1947
Sold in October 1955 to Refrigerated Shipping Co., Puerto Limon, renamed Titika, reflagged United States
Grounded at Keflavik, Iceland, 1 November 1955
Final Disposition, refloated, 24 April 1956, towed to Dordrecht, Holland for breaking up, arrived 25 July 1956
Displacement 1,255 t.
Freight Capacity unknown
two 8-cly diesel engines
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||Drawing of MV Ottar Jarl, by unknown artist.
||MV Ottar Jarl underway, date and location unknown.
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Last Updated 25 November 2022
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