Hey there! Thank you for posting this great photo of my baby. I used to be bosun on this fine vessel. She was built in 1944 as a C1-M-AV-1 Knot Class cargo vessel, USS Pembina in Wisconsin. She served the Navy, Merchant Marine, Army and CIA over her years as well as serving Japan in rebuilding after WWII, and now and then being laid up in Reserves. I believe she sailed during both the Korean and Vietnam wars in addition to her WWII service. She was donated in 1996 to the christian humanitarian relief organisation Friendships, which uses her for carrying various relief supplies to third world countries, war zones etc. http://www.friendships.org One thing I can say about this vessel is that she is a working museum. Despite all her many uses, little has ever changed on her since WWII. Almost all the equipment, machinery, even navigation instruments are all 60+ years old (They do have a newer radar and GPS though and a few things here and there) Pretty cool ship.