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USAV Col. Oliver S. Ferson (FS-210)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Aircraft Repair Ship
Laid down between October 1944 and January 1945 as Freight Supply Vessel (FS-210), at Higgins Industries, New Orleans LA.
Launched between October 1944 and January 1945
Delivered between October 1944 and January 1945 to the War Shipping Administration and allocated to the War Department
Converted to an Aircraft Repair Ship at Mobile Air Tactical Command Brookley Field, Mobile, AL.
Commissioned, Col. Oliver S. Ferson, date unknown
During World War II Col. Oliver S. Ferson was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, date and location unknown
Sold, date unknown, renamed M/V Yaquina
Resold, date unknown to Blue North Fisheries, renamed F/V Blue Pacific a frozen at sea longliner
Current Disposition, active
Displacement 575 t.
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
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|USAV Col. Oliver S. Ferson (FS-210)
|USAV Col. Oliver S. Ferson underway in Philippine waters, circa 1950s.
Photo from www.flickriver.com by U.S. Army Transportation
| Commercial Service
|F/V Blue Pacific (ex-USAV FS-210) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
|F/V Blue Pacific moored pierside, date and location unknown.
Marine Traffic ©Ray Call
|F/V Blue Pacific underway, circa 2016, location unknown.
Marine Traffic ©Cliff W. Estes
There is no history record available for Col. Oliver S. Ferson at NavSource
Last updated 15 September 2023
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