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USAV Sgt. Fred N. Coleman (LT-156)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down, circa 1943, as US Army type 238-A wooden-hull Large Tug LT-156 by Northwestern Shipbuilding, S. Bellingham, WA.
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corp, circa September 1943 - March 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Service, circa September 1943-March 1944
  • Commissioned USAV LT-156
  • During World War II LT-156 was assigned to duty in Alaska
  • Named USAV Sgt. Fred N. Coleman (LT-156), date unknown
  • Acquired by the Navy with the creation of the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in 1950
  • Placed in service as USNS T-ATA-244
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold in 1956 to Alaska Barge & Transport Co., Seattle, renamed Tyonek
  • Resold, date unknown, to Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co. Los Angles, renamed E.A. Judd
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown

    Displacement unknown
    Length 127'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 16'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    two diesel engines
    twin screws, 1,380hp

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    96k USAV LT-156 moored pierside in an Alaskan port, date unknown. Liv Ballard

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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