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USAV Col. John O'Neil (FS-20)

USAV Col. John O'Neil (FP-20)

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

Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Built in 1942 at Western Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma WA.
  • Launched in 1942
  • Delivered in 1942 by the US Army Quartermasters Corps
  • Assigned in 1942 to the US Army Transportation Corp and placed in commission as USAV Col. John O'Neil (FP-20), date unknown
  • Redesignated Freight-Supply Vessel USAV FS-20, date unknown
  • Decommissioned and retired by US Army circa 1945
  • Sold in 1946 to Western Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma WA., renamed FV Western Fisher
  • In 1965 she was owned by RaBaBo, Los Angles CA.
  • Resold in 1978, unknown buyer
  • Final Disposition, foundered, 3 May 1978, at 190deg true 9 miles from Punta Arbeojos Baja California Mexico.
    Displacement 192 t.
    Length 90'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one 400hp diesel engine
    single propeller

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