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USAV Skagit Belle (FS-235)

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

Sternwheel Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down in 1941 as the wooden-hulled freighter M/V Skagit Belle Everett, WA.
  • Launched in 1941
  • Placed in service in 1941 by Skagit River Navigation Co.
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in 1942
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps as Skagit Belle (FS-235), name retained
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sank at her moorings at Seattle, WA. in 1965
    Displacement 2904 gross tons
    Length 164.5'
    Beam 40.3'
    Draft 6.7'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    high pressure reciprocating steam engine (high pressure half from Towboat Umatilla)

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    Skiget Belle
    121k USAV Skagit Belle (FS-235) underway, date and location unknown.
    University Libraries University of Washington
    Skiget Belle
    88k Skagit Belle (FS-235) moored at Seattle, WA., date unknown.
    Seattle Now and Then
    John Spivey
    Skiget Belle
    87k Skagit Belle (FS-235) moored at Seattle, WA., date unknown.
    Seattle Now and Then
    John Spivey

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