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Major Ethel A. Robbins (LT-1)
LT-1 (1943 - 1944)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Design 271 Large Tugboat:
  • Built by Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, NY (YN 294)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army Transportation Corps as LT 1, April 1943
  • Named Major Ethel A. Robbins (LT 1), 1944
  • Operated in Philippines, 1944-1945
  • Manned by US Coast Guard personnel, 08 May 1944 - 04 January 1946
  • Placed out of service, 1946
  • Sold to Hong Kong Transportation Co., Ltd., Singapore, and renamed Silverside (British ON 191448), 1946
  • Renamed H.K.T. Silverside, 1949
  • Sold to Oriental Stevedore & Freight Corp., Panama, and renamed Silverside, 1960
  • Sold to Perusahaan Negara Pertambangan Minjak Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia, and renamed Lorna, 1960s
  • Registered to Pertamina - P.N. Pertambangan Minjak Dan Gas Bumi Nasional [Indonesian National Oil Co.], Jakarta, 1969
  • Registered to P.T. Adhiguna Shipyard Ltd., Jakarta, 1975
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown (deleted from Lloyd's Register between 1996 - 2002)
    Displacement 249 gross tons
    Length 113'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one Enterprise Diesel engine, 1,200hp
    single propeller

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    Ethel Alvin Robbins was born 23 October 1873 in Appleton, Maine. After serving in the Spanish-American War and World War One, Robbins was transferred to the Quatermaster Corps in July 1920. Subsequently he served as quartermaster at the National Small Arms matches at Camp Perry, Ohio and the Erie Reserve Ordnance Depot in Port Clinton, Ohio. Due for transfer to Panama, Robbins died of pneumonia following a tonsillectomy at Port Clinton, 16 July 1929. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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