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PB-105 (1942)

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

Barge - Self-propelled:
  • Laid down in 1942 as US Army wooden hulled Patrol Barge PB-105 by Maritime Shipyards, Inc., Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, circa 1942
  • Re-designated BSP 2075, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corps in 1942
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp.
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold in 1948 to Nakat Packing Corp., Seattle, WA., converted to a fish packing boat, named Ben B.
  • Final Disposition, burned, 27 July 2001, thirty miles southwest of Wrangell, Alaska.
    Displacement 149 t.
    Length 86'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement 9
    Armament one 50cal machine gun
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two diesel engines
    two shafts, 340shp

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    62k Fish packing boat FV Ben B. (Ex-US Army BSP-2075) burns out of control about 30 miles southwest of Wrangell, AK., 27 July 2001. Good Samaritans rescued the two crewmen who abandoned ship into a life raft about 6 a.m. No injuries occurred in the inciden.
    USCG District 17 photo by Petty Officer Britton Henderson
    John Spivey

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