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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down in 1943, as the US Army Design 225 Freight Vessel, Ice-strengthened, F-18, at Equitable Equipment, Madisonville, LA.
Launched in 1943
Delivered, 20 March 1943, to the US Army Quartermaster Corps.
Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp and placed in commission as USAV F-18, date unknown
Decommissioned and retired by US Army, date unknown
Sold in 1969 to Smith Tug and Barge Co., Rainier, OR., renamed MV Grizzly, rebuilt, and converted for use as a tugboat
Transferred in 1984 to SeaCoast Transportation Co., Seattle, WA.
Acquired in 2004 by American Navigation Co., San Francisco, CA.
Acquired in 2007 by Harley Marine Services, Seattle, WA.
Repowered, date unknown , with two, Caterpillar 398 diesel engines, Caterpillar 3192 reduction gears, at ratio of 5.31:1, two four bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers,
rated 1,800 hp. Her electrical service consistes of two, 50kW Isuzu generator sets.
Current Disposition, Active
As Built Specifications:
Displacement 180 t.
Freight Capacity unknown
one 5-cyl diesel engine, 300hp
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|Ex-USAV F-18 in commercial service as MV Grizzly moored pierside, date and location unknown.
Photo by Kyle Stubbs, courtesy Tugboat Information.com
There is no history record available for USAV F-18 at NavSource
Last Updated 1 September 2023
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