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- American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Barge - Self-propelled:
  • Laid down in 1942 as the wooden hulled Self-propelled Barge BSP-787 at Maritime Shipyard, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 1942
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in 1942
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps., placed in service as BSP-787
  • BSP-787 served in Alaska
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold for commercial fishing, date unknown, named FV Reefer (II)
  • Renamed, Viva Yo, date unknown
  • Renamed, Samaqu, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 145 t. gross, 118 t. net
    Length 99.2'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 9.1'
    Speed unknown
    Range 8 kts
    Complement 9
    Armament one 50cal machine gun
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two Detroit diesel engines
    two shafts, 340shp

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    66k Ex-US Army Self-propelled Barge BSP-787 underway as the commercial fishing boat FV Viva Yo, date and locatioon unknown
    John Spivey

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