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USAV Northland (FS-81)

USAV Northland (FP-81)

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

Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Built in 1929 as W.B. Foshay at Lake Washington Shipyard, Houghton, WA.
  • Launched in 1929
  • Delivered to W.B. Foshay in September 1929
  • Sold in 1930 to Northland Ltd. (Kaye, Son &Co.), London, United Kingdom, renamed Northland, reflagged United Kingdom
  • Sold in 1931 to Northland Transportation Co., Ketchikan, Alaska, reflagged United States, name retained
  • Sold in January 1934 to Gilbert W. Skinner, Seattle, WA., employed on Alaskan coastal services
  • Requisitioned by the U.S. Army Quartermasters Corp in 1941
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, commissioned USAV Northland (FP-81)
  • Redesigned Freight-Supply Vessel FS-81, date unknown
  • Retired from US Army services in 1946
  • Sold in 1946 to Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, renamed Ottar Jarl, entered service in 1947
  • Sold in October 1955 to Refrigerated Shipping Co., Puerto Limon, renamed Titika, reflagged United States
  • Grounded at Keflavik, Iceland, 1 November 1955
  • Final Disposition, refloated, 24 April 1956, towed to Dordrecht, Holland for breaking up, arrived 25 July 1956
    Displacement 1,255 t.
    Length 178'
    Beam 35'
    Draft 22'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two 8-cly diesel engines
    twin screws

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    37k Drawing of MV Ottar Jarl, by unknown artist. John Spivey
    80k MV Ottar Jarl underway, date and location unknown. John Spivey

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