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US Army

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Radio Communications Ship
  • Laid down in 1943 as FP-47 a "Design 277" (Passenger-Cargo, Diesel, Wood, 114' Vessel) at Martinolich Shipbuilding, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched in 43
  • Delivered, in August 1943, to the US Army Transportation Corps.
  • Originally intended for freight and passenger service in Alaska
  • Reassigned to the US Army Signal Corps for service in the Southwest Pacific Theater as a Radio Communications Ship
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, bed and breakfast in British Columbia
    Displacement 270 t.
    Length 114'
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 24
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
    twin screws

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    FP-47 39k US Army Radio Communications Ship FP-47 at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Photos courtesy Ken Liddare
    Army FP/FS Vessels, Ramon Jackson
    FP-47 41k US Army Radio Communications Ship FP-47 dry docked in the Philippines, circa 1944-45
    Photos courtesy Ken Liddare
    Army FP/FS Vessels, Ramon Jackson

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