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Major George W. Hovey (LT 7)
LT 7 (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 300)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army Transportation Corps as LT 7, February 1944
  • Named Major George W. Hovey (LT 7), 1944
  • Transferred to Army Corps of Engineers, renamed San Luis II, 1947
  • Registered to Crescent Towing, New Orleans, LA, renamed Terence J. Smith (ON 595389), 1978
  • Final Disposition, dismantled 2010
    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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    George Walter Hovey was born in Ohio 28 November 1890. Joining the Army in 1914, Hovey rose through the ranks to Major in the Quartermaster Corps. Assigned from Fortress Monroe to Fort Barrancas, Florida, in 1934, he died at Pensacola Naval Hospital, 27 February 1936. Major Hovey is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

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    Terence J. Smith underway on the Mississippi River, 22 September 2008.
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