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USAV Moonlight Maid (FS-539)
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1903 at Philadelphia, PA. for J. Harvey Ladew, an executive of the Singer Sewing Machine Company
Launched, in 1903
Sold in 1915 Aemilius Jarvis for use by the Royal Canadian Navy as an armed yacht
Commissioned and renamed HMCS Stadacona in 1915
Stadacona served as naval launch, motor, depot ship under the command of LT. H.G. Jarvis RCN
In 1916 she patrolled the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland coasts
In 1919 she was transferred to the west coast via the Panama Canal and lost a rudder off the Oregon coast
She was used for seamanship training for Royal Naval College of Canada cadets
In 1920 she was paid off to the Minister of Fisheries and Marine as a fisheries protection vessel
In 1924 she was owned by Central America Shipping Company. Vancouver, BC.
Sold in 1924 to the Ocean Salvage Co., Vancouver, BC (Joseph W. Hobbs) and converted to a yacht and rum runner mother ship
In 1929 she was rebuilt as a yacht owned by Willis P. Dewees, Vancouver, BC.
Named Moonlight Maid, date unknown
In 1931 she was owned by Armour Salvage and Towing Company, Prince Rupert, BC.
In 1941 she was owned by Foss Towing and Transportation Company, Seattle, WA., reflagged United States
In 1942 she acquired by the War Shipping Administration
Turned over to the US War Department, Quartermasters Corps
Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps for service in Alaska
Commissioned in 1942 as USAV Moonlight Maid (FS-539)
Retired from US Army service date unknown
Final Disposition, in 1948 she was broken up in Seattle, WA.
Displacement 798 gross tons
Freight Capacity unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
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||SS Moonlight Maid underway, date and location unknown.
Vancouver Maritime Museum
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