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

Barge - Self-propelled:
  • Built in 1943 as US Army wooden hulled self-propelled Barge BSP-1923 by Maritime Shipyard, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corps in 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp. placed in service as self-propelled barge BSP-1923
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown for conversion to a fishing vessel, named F/V Nunivak
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 182 t.
    Length 86'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 7'5"
    Speed 8 kts
    Range unknown
    Complement 9
    Armament one 50cal machine gun
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two Caterpillar diesel engines
    two shafts, 270shp

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    41k Ex-BSP-1923 in commercial serivce as F/V Nunivak, underway, date and location unknown.
    John Spivey

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Park Service - "Harry Bailey's WWII Service on a Power Barge" by Harry Bailey
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