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

Barge - Self-propelled:
  • Built circa 1944-45 as US Army Design 396 wooden hulled self- propelled Barge BSP-864 by Maritime Shipyards, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Placed in service, circa December 1944 - April 1945
  • Assigned to duty in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, for service as a commercial fishing vessel, named Westward
  • Renamed Deception, date unknown
  • Name reverted to Westward, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 163 t.
    Length 88'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two diesel engines
    two shafts, 240shp

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    45k Fishing vessel Westward (Ex-US Army BSP-864) at anchor, date and location unknown. John Spivey
    164k Fishing vessel Westward (Ex-US Army BSP-864) moored piersie, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Flickr, by Kyle S.
    John Spivey

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