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USAV Oregon Coast (FS-537)


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


Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Built in 1913 as the small wood cargo ship Oregon Coast by Andrew Peterson of Raymond, WA.
  • Launched in 1913
  • Sold in 1930 to Hart-Wood Lumber Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Sold in 1934 to Beadle Steamship Co.. San Francisco, CA.
  • Sold in 1937 to Dispatch Stevedoring & Contracting Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration 1941
  • Allocated to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in 1941
  • Placed in service by the US Army Transportation Corp in 1941 as USAV Oregon Coast (FS-537)
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, lost, 21 October 1946, due to fire and explosion at Salina Cruz, Mexico.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 818 gross tons
    Length 208'
    Beam 41'
    Draft 17'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    one 550 hp reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller

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