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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down in 1943, as Freight-Personnel Vessel FP-38, at Fairhaven Shipyard, South Bellingham, WA.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered in January 1943 to the US Army Quartermasters Corps.
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp and placed in commission as USAV FP-38 in January 1943
  • Redesignated Freight-Supply Vessel USAV FS-38, date unknown
  • Decommissioned and retired by US Army, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, named Coastal Forest
  • Re-sold, date unknown, renamed Magic Isle
  • Final Disposition, sank in 1992
    Displacement 270 t.
    Length 107.6'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 6-cyl diesel engines, 640hp
    two propellers

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    109k MV Magic Isle entering the harbor at Avalon, Catalina Island, CA., date unknown.
    Catalina Museum for Art & History
    John Spivey

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