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USAV Cabrillo (FS-100)

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

Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down, date unknown, at W. Muller, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 15 February 1904
  • Delivered and placed in service, date unknown, on the Long Beach to Avalon Island passenger service for Wilmington Transportation Company
  • Cabrillo remained on the Long Beach-Avalon route after being Purchased, circa 1915, by William Wrigley
  • Acquired by the US Army Quartermasters Corp, at the outset of WWII
  • Commissioned, and placed in service, date unknown, as USAV Cabrillo (FS-100)
  • During World War II Cabrillo served as troop transport for the San Francisco Port of Embarkation
  • At the conclusion of World War II Cabrillo returned to ferry service for Catalina Island which was owned by the US Army
  • Retired from Army service in 1947, taken to Cuttings Wharf, Napa CA.
  • Cabrillo was put up for sale, but there were no buyers
  • Final Disposition, stripped of all machinery and any other useful equipment, she was abandoned on the shores of the Napa River
    Displacement 611 t.
    Length 183'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 16'
    Speed unknown
    Passenger Capacity 1,200
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller

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    88k SS Cabrillo departing Long Beach, CA. for Avalon, Catalina Island, CA., date unknown
    John Spivey
    193k SS Cabrillo departing Long Beach, CA. for Avalon, Catalina Island, CA., date unknown
    John Spivey

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