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Major Randolph J. Hermandez (LT-2)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


US Army Large Tug (LT) class seagoing tugboat:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as the Design 271 steel hull tug LT-2 at Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service in June 1943
  • Named Major Major Randolph J. Hermandez (LT-2) in 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp., Harbor Boat Branch
  • Placed out of service in 1946
  • Sold, in 1946 to Dauntless Towing Line Inc., renamed MT Dauntless No 15
  • Resold in 1955 to Moran Towing Co., renamed MT Julia C Moran
  • Transferred in 1971 to Moran subsidiary Curtis Bay Towing Co., renamed MT Sparrows Point
  • Renamed MT Accomac in 1971
  • Transferred in 1973 to Moran Towing Co., renamed MT Doris Moran
  • Resold in 1980 to Crescent Towing & Salvage Co. Inc., renamed MT Sparta
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 249 gross tons
    Length 113'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one Enterprise Diesel engine, 1,200hp
    single propeller

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