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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Freight-Personnel / Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down 1943, as the wooden-hulled Freight-Personnel Vessel FP-103, at Cambridge Shipbuilders, Cambridge, MD.
  • Launched, circa December 1943
  • Delivered in January 1944 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps.
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp and placed in commission as USAV FP-103, date unknown
  • Redesignated Freight-Supply Vessel USAV FS-103, date unknown
  • Decommissioned and retired by US Army, date unknown
  • Transferred, date unknown, to US Air Force, redesignated USAF FS-103
  • USAF FS-103 serviced the Distant Early Warning (DEW line) radar system in Canada and Greenland
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 450 t.
    Length 141'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one 6-cyl diesel engines, 1,000hp
    one propellers

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    265k USAV FP-103 launching in December 1943 at Cambridge Shipbuilders, Cambridge, MD. Ted Yadlowsky

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