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USAV Cavanaugh (FS-543)

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

Freight-Supply Vessel
  • Built in 1930-31 as the diesel Yacht Helene at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
  • Launched, 18 April 1931
  • Delivered to her owners in 1931
  • Renamed Cavanaugh circa 1940
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, circa 1942
  • Assigned to the War Department, US Army Quartermasters Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps in 1942
  • Commissioned USAV Cavanaugh in 1942
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 406 gross tons
    Length 133'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 13'
    Speed unknown
    Freight Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two 8-cyl diesel engines, 800hp
    twin propellers

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    53k Yacht Helene, launching, 18 April 1931 at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
    © C. Sorensen,
    John Spivey
    70k Yacht Cavanaugh underway, date and location unknown
    Vancouver Maritime Museum
    John Spivey

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