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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.
    Length 180'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
    twin screws

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    USAV Col. Oliver S. Ferson (FS-210)
    157k USAV Col. Oliver S. Ferson underway in Philippine waters, circa 1950s.
    Photo from by U.S. Army Transportation
    John Spivey
    Commercial Service
    139k F/V Blue Pacific (ex-USAV FS-210) moored pierside, date and location unknown. FleetMon
    74k F/V Blue Pacific moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Marine Traffic ©Ray Call
    John Spivey
    89k F/V Blue Pacific underway, circa 2016, location unknown.
    Marine Traffic ©Cliff W. Estes
    John Spivey

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