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USAV Daisy Gadsby (FS-538)

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Laid down, 1910-11, as the small wood cargo ship SS Daisy Gadsby for S.S. Freeman Lumber Co., Alameda, CA. at Matthews Shipbuilding, Hoquiam, WA.
  • Launched in 1911
  • Delivered to S.S. Freeman & Co. in 1911
  • Acquired by the US Army Quartermaster Corps in 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps
  • Commission USAV Daisy Gadsby (FS-538) in 1944
  • Decommissioned and deleted 1953
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 818 gross tons
    Length 189'5"
    Beam 42'
    Draft 14'3"
    Speed 12 kts
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion one 550 hp reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller

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    130k Daisy Gadsby, moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    "U.S. Army Ships and Watercraft of World War II“, By David Glover, p 81. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD. ISBN 0-87021-766-6.
    John Spivey

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