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USAV Mount Baker (FS-132)

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down in 1918 as the wooden-hulled coastal cargo ship M/V Mount Shasta by Supple Ballin Shipyard, Portland OR.
  • Launched in 1918
  • Placed in service in 1918 by Gaston, Williams & Wigmore Steamship Co., New York
  • Owned in 1930 by Frank B. Peterson, Red Salmon Canning Co., renamed Mount Baker,
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in 1942
  • Re-engined in 1942 (two 8-cyl 4SCSA fuel oil engines, one double boiler, engines rated at 262 hp each)
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps as Mount Baker (FS-132), name retained
  • Final Disposition, Mount Baker (FS-132) caught fire and foundered, 27 February 1944 in Prince Rupert Sound, BC
    Displacement 2904 gross tons
    Length 295'
    Beam 41'
    Draft 26'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two 8-cyl 500 hp diesel engines
    twin screws

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