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

Barge - Self-propelled:
  • Built in 1943 as US Army wooden hulled Propelled Barge PB-118 by Maritime Shipyard, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corps in 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers, placed in service as propelled barge PB-118
  • Re-designated self-propelled barge BSP-1881, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, converted to a fish purchasing vessel, named Northern Pride
  • Renamed Randi Lynn, date unknown
  • Name reverted to Northern Pride, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, lost by fired 12 April 2015
    Displacement 95 t.
    Length 86'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 7'5"
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement 9
    Armament one 50cal machine gun
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two diesel engines
    two shafts, 270shp

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    293k Ex-BSP-1881 in commercial service as the fishing vessel F/V Randy Lynn underway on the Campbell River, B.C>, 21 April 2013.
    Marine Traffic, ©Richard Gulbransen
    Tommy Trampp
    44k Ex-F/VRandy Lynn (BSP-1881) in commercial service as F/V Northern Pride at sea, date and location unknown.
    John Spivey
    30k F/V Northern Pride with smoke exiting forward and from the wheelhouse. On the afternoon of 21 April 2015, fire broke out in the forepeak machinery space of Northern Pride while underway in the vicinity of Portlock Bank, Alaska. Smoke and fire spread quickly to the main cabin and wheelhouse, prompting the captain to broadcast a Mayday alert. The captain then ordered his crew to don their immersion suits and abandon ship into the vessel's inflatable liferaft. A US Coast Guard helicopter responding to the emergency hoisted the crew aboard and transported them to Kodiak, Alaska. Shortly after the rescue, Northern Pride capsized. The overturned vessel drifted northwest towards the Shakun Islets, and on 7 May its splintered hull washed ashore at Cape Chiniak within Katmai National Park. About 5,440 gallons of fuel, hydraulic, and lubricating oil were released to the sea. No injuries were reported. The vessel was declared a total loss valued at an estimated $425,000.
    U.S. Coast Guard photos
    John Spivey
    180k F/V Northern Pride hull washed ashore at Cape Chiniak within the Katmai National Park, Alaska.
    Photo by Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
    Tommy Trampp
    40k F/V Northern Pride ended up on Katmai’s Shelikok Strait coastline. It was spotted May 7, 2015, and NPS staff were on the scene May 11. “The Northern Pride is reduced basically just the hull, upside down, stranded on the beach. The structure above the hull, the superstructure, appears to be, in part, in the water. The tops of it are visible at low tide.”, Katmai’s Chief of Resource Management Troy Hamon
    National Park Service photo
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no history available for US Army BSP-1881 at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Transportation Safety Board, Marine Accident Brief - Fire on board fishing vessel Northern Pride with subsequent capsizing
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