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USAV Daisy Gadsby (FS-538)


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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down, 1910-11, as the small wood cargo ship SS Daisy Gadsby for S.S. Freeman Lumber Co., Alameda, CA. at Matthews Shipbuilding, Hoquiam, WA.
  • Launched in 1911
  • Delivered to S.S. Freeman & Co. in 1911
  • Acquired by the US Army Quartermaster Corps in 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV Daisy Gadsby (FS-538) in 1944
  • Decommissioned and deleted 1953
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 818 gross tons
    Length 189'5"
    Beam 42'
    Draft 14'3"
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one 550 hp reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller

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