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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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
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.
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion 875-hp (740-kw) Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine
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|Pomare (Ex-USAV FS-242) underway , date and location unknown.
There is no history record available for FS-242 at NavSource
Last Updated 7 July 2023
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