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USAV Chauncey M. Depew (FS-89)
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USAV Chauncey M. Depew (FP-89)


Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Built in 1913 as Rangeley at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
  • Launched in 1913
  • Delivered in 1913 to her owners Maine Central RR
  • Sold in 1925 to the Hudson River Day Line, New York, operated as the Hudson River DaylinerChauncey M. Depew
  • Chartered by the US Army Quartermaster Corps in 1940
  • Requisitioned by the War Shipping Administration in 1942
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, commissioned USAV Chauncey M. Depew (FP-89) in 1942
  • Redesigned Freight-Supply FS-89, date unknown
  • USAV Chauncey M. Depew operated in the New York City area during World War II
  • Decommissioned and retired for US Army Service in 1946
  • Sold for commercial use as an excursion boat in 1946
  • Sold to the Government of Bermuda in 1950, to serve as a cruise ship tender in Grassy Bay, Hamilton Harbor, reflagged Bermuda
  • Sold in November 1969 to Mr. Jack Cook for conversion to a restaurant for the Triton Yacht Club on the Triton River
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 652 t.
    Length 185'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    reciprocating steam engine, 1,200hp
    single screw

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    Chauncey M. Depew
    300708901
    56k Hudson River Dayliner Chauncey M. Depew underway on the Hudson River, date unknown.
    Hudson River Valley Heritage
    John Spivey
    Chauncey M. Depew
    300708902
    79k Hudson River Dayliner Chauncey M. Depew underway on the Hudson River, date unknown.
    Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston N.Y.
    John Spivey
    Chauncey M. Depew
    300708904
    118k Hudson River Dayliner Chauncey M. Depew underway on the Hudson River, date unknown
    Ebay
     
    Chauncey M. Depew
    300708903
    61k Hudson River Dayliner Chauncey M. Depew moored pierside at Hamilton, Bermuda, circa 1950.
    New York Heritage Digital Collection, Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston N.Y.
    John Spivey
    Chauncey M. Depew
    300708905
    61k Hudson River Dayliner Chauncey M. Depew moored pierside at Hamilton, Bermuda, circa 1950.
    Liverpool Ships
     
    Chauncey M. Depew
    300708907
    89k Chauncey M. Depew alongside RMS Oriana at Hamilton, Bermuda, 12 July 1961.
    Shipspotting.com courtesy Peter, M.P.
     
    Chauncey M. Depew
    300708906
    118k Chauncey M. Depew underway in Hamilton Harbor, Bermuda, date unknown.
    Shipspotting.com courtesy Peter, M.P.
     

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