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USAV F-121

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

Coastal Freighter
  • Laid down in 1943, as the US Army Design 216 Freight Vessel F-121, at Kewaunee Ship Building, Kewaunee, WI.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps November 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp and placed in commission as USAV F-121, date unknown
  • Decommissioned and retired by US Army, date unknown
  • Sold in 1948, named M/V Lucy Moller
  • Transferred in 1951 to subsidiary Delta Shipping Co., Hong Kong. BCC, renamed M/V Thorncombe
  • Sold in 1954 China Union Trading Co., Hong Kong, BCC
  • Final Disposition, wrecked, 12 February 1955, while on a voyage from Hong Kong to Diemdien with a cargo of cotton yarn
    Displacement 166 gross tons
    Length 99.25'
    Beam 21'
    Draft 10.5'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one 6-cyl diesel engines, 300hp
    one propeller

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