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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

Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down in 1944 as FS-242 as a wood hull Design 342 Freight-Supply Vessel, for the US Army at Martinolich Shipbuilding, San Francisco. CA
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered November 1944 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, Commissioned USAV FS-242, date unknown
  • Decommissioned, date and location unknown
  • In 1945 she was owned by Martinolich Steam Ship Company, San Francisco CA.
  • Sold in 1945 to South Seas Steamship Co., Honolulu HI.
  • In 1947 she was owned by Cia Pequera Ambas Costa, Mexico. renamed M/V Pomare (II) reflagged Mexico
  • Sold, date unknown to Aleutian Steamship Co., reflagged U.S.
  • In 1953-1958 she was owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Montreal QC., renamed M/V Princess of Alberni, reflagged Canada
  • In 1958 she was owned by Northland Navigation Co., renamed M/V Nootka Prince
  • Resold in 1958 to Canadian Tugboat Co.
  • In 1959 she was owned by Great West Towing & Salvage Co.
  • Resold in 1959 to Crown Zellerbach (Canada) Ltd. and converted to a tug
  • Re-engined in 1962 with a Nordberg 2000bhp diesel engine
  • In 1978 she was sold to Techno Maritime Ltd., Sillery QC. renamed MV Techno Crown, used for hydrographic survey work in the St. Lawrence River
  • In 1986 she was owned by National Ltd., Grand Cayman BWI., renamed M/V Ocean Crown reflagged BWI
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown, registry closed, 18 October 1984
    Displacement 540 t.
    Length 148'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion 875-hp (740-kw) Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine
    single screw

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    31k Pomare (Ex-USAV FS-242) underway , date and location unknown. John Spivey

    There is no history record available for FS-242 at NavSource
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