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Major Ralph Bogle (LT-3)
LT-3 (1943 - 1944)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Design 271 Large Tugboat:
  • Built by Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, NY (YN 296)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army Transportation Corps as LT 3, August 1943
  • Named Major Ralph Bogle (LT 3), 1944
  • Placed out of service, 1966
  • Sold toPacific Towboat & Salvage Co., Long Beach, CA, renamed Pacific Titan (ON 504854), 1966
  • Converted to fishing vessel and registered to I.D. Logan, Kodiak, AK, renamed Pacific Trader, by 1977
  • Owner's name changed to Pacific Trader Fisher Co., Sitka, AK, 1978
  • Final Disposition, capsized and sank in the Bering Sea, north of Unimak Island with loss of three crew members, two survivors, 07 February 1980
    Displacement 484 tons
    Length 162'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 9 kts
    Complement 23 (including gun crew of 6)
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity 280,000 gallons
    Propulsion one 6-cyl diesel engine
    single screw 400shp

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    Ralph Hibbler Bogle was born at West Point, Mississippi, 03 February 1878. Enlisting in the Army as a private in the 5th Infantry, June 1896, Bogle rose through the ranks to major in 1918, reverting to captain in 1920, serving as quartermaster at Fort Hayes, Ohio, from 1928 to his death. Major Bogle died of apoplexy while leading his company in parade at Fort Hayes, 24 February 1932. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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    Major Ralph Bogle (LT 3)
    General W M Black
    194k USAT General W. M. Black arriving at Fort Mason in San Francisco Bay, circa 1950. The Army tug alongside is Maj. Ralph Bogle (LT-3). Note Alcatraz Island and a San Francisco Bay ferry in the the background. Brian Miller
    General W M Black

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