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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:
  • Laid down in 1942 as US Army Corps of Engineers wooden hulled power barge PB-104 at Maritime Shipyard, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 1942
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps., placed in service as BSP-2723
  • Placed in service in 1943 in Alaska
  • Placed out of service, circa 1947
  • Acquired by various owners from 1947 for service as a fish tender, named MV Chichagof
  • Final Disposition, date unknown
    Displacement 149 t.
    Length 86'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 8'
    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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    122k Ex US Army Self-propelled Barge BSP-2723 as the Alaska Fisheries fish tender MV Chichagof arriving at Pacific American Seafoods cannery, Aliak Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska. in 1962 with a load of salmon.
    Rainbowshadow Journal, photo: Kodiak Maritime Museum
    Tommy Trampp
    79k Fish tender MV Chichagof underway in Puget Sound, date unknown
    Rainbowshadow Journal article by Joel Rodgers
    Tommy Trampp
    111k Fish tender MV Chichagof moored, date and location unknown.
    FLICKER by Old Salt
    John Spivey

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    Rainbowshadow Journal - On the hard: Chichagof, May 20, 2020 by Joel Rodgers
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