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- American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Barge - Self-propelled:
  • Built circa 1944-45 as US Army wooden hulled self-propelled Barge BSP-3132 by Pacific Boat Building, Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, circa January 1945
  • Delivered and placed in service circa December 1944 to March 1945
  • Final Disposition, foundered at Kresta Point, Attu, Alaska, circa 1950s. Considered at total loss.
    Displacement unknown
    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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    142k BSP-3132 washed ashore on the beach at Kresta Point, Attu, Alaska, circa 1950s, while trying to service a radar outpost on the island during a 60 knot Nor'easter. During the lull between storms she attempted complete unloading but wind and tide caused the barge to founder turning sideways on the beach.
    Photos possibly from the album of Vince J. Schafmeister.
    John Doak

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