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USAV Oregon Coast (FS-537)

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

Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Built in 1913 as the small wood cargo ship Oregon Coast by Andrew Peterson of Raymond, WA.
  • Launched in 1913
  • Sold in 1930 to Hart-Wood Lumber Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Sold in 1934 to Beadle Steamship Co.. San Francisco, CA.
  • Sold in 1937 to Dispatch Stevedoring & Contracting Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration 1941
  • Allocated to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in 1941
  • Placed in service by the US Army Transportation Corp in 1941 as USAV Oregon Coast (FS-537)
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, lost, 21 October 1946, due to fire and explosion at Salina Cruz, Mexico.
    Displacement 818 gross tons
    Length 208'
    Beam 41'
    Draft 17'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one 550 hp reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller

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