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USAMRS James B. Houston


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Marine Repair Ship:
  • Built in 1900 as the fishing vessel F/V Kvichak by Wolf & Zwicker Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered in 1900 to Alaska Packers Association
  • Renamed F/V James B. Houston in 1942
  • Title acquired by the War Shipping Administration in 1942
  • Allocated to the War Department, date unknown
  • Modified for service as a Marine Repair Ship, dates and location unknown
  • USAMRS James B. Houston was operated by a Coast Guard crew with administrative control retained by the Army
  • USAMRS James B. Houston was assigned to the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II
  • Delivered by the War Department, date unknown, to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Purchased in 1947 by unknown buyer, renamed F/V Bisayas
  • Renamed F/V Regina in 1954
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1956
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,063 t. gross
    Length 202'
    Beam 35'
    Draft 18'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion
    two reciprocating steam engines
    two shafts, 1,000 shp

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