Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive


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

Barge - Self-propelled:
  • Built circa 1942 as US Army wooden hulled self-propelled Barge BSP-3246 by Brindle Bros, Seatle, WA.
  • Launched, circa January 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service circa December 1942
  • Assigned to the Pacific Northwest, Alaska
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Sold for commercial service, date unknown, converted to a fishing boat, named FV Muskrat
  • Final Disposition, date unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 88'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two diesel engines
    two shafts, 270shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    207k Muskrat Ventures LLC, Seattle, WA., North Pacific fishing tender/packer FV Muskrat (Ex-US Army Self Propelled Barge BSP-3246) undergoing hull maintenance at Port Townsend Boat Haven, Fort Townsend, WA., 17 October 2015. photo by Dirk Septer
    Tommy Trampp
    87k FV Muskrat underway off Quadra Island, BC, 5 June 2021 photo by Dirk Septer
    Tommy Trampp
    88k FV Muskrat underway at sea, date and location unknown.
    historicfishing smug.mug
    John Spivey

    There is no history available for US Army Self-Propelled Barge BSP-3246 at NavSource
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The US Army Ship Index Back To The US Army Self-propelled Barge Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 12 May 2023