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Photos from: A Navy Tug, A Barracks Barge And A Pacific Typhoon

This is a photo of a barracks barge used during WWII to house sailors and other service members. The barges were towed and placed where temporary housing was needed. In 1946 Ray Reid, a Navy veteran from Chinook, was on the crew of a tug pulling a similar barge from Japan to Hawaii when a typhoon hit the tow. The two ships separated and eventually were rescued 2300 miles from their original destination.

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