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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 1945 as US Army wooden hulled self-propelled barge BSP-3142 by Sagstad Shipyard, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, March 1945
  • Placed in service in March 1945
  • BSP-3142 was assigned to service in Alaska during World War II
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, for service as a commerical fishing vessel, named Bessie M. (II)
  • Resold, date unknown, named Barwell
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 89'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two diesel engines
    two shafts, 240shp

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    72k Bow and stern view of BSP-3142 drydocked, date and Alaskan location unknown.
    Alaska State Library, Captain Lloyd H. (Kinky) Bayers, ASL-PCA-127 Identifier ASL-P127-0123 and 0122
    113k MV Barwell (ex-US Army BSP-3142) underway in Alaskan waters, date unknown.
    © Richard Gulbransen,
    John Spivey
    130k MV Barwell (ex-US Army BSP-3142) moored pierside in Alaskan waters, date unknown.
    John Spivey

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