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Maj. Charles A. Radcliff (LT 8)
LT 8 (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 301)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army Transportation Corps as LT 8, March 1944
  • Named Major Charles A. Radcliff (LT 8), 1944
  • Registered to W.J.T. Towing Line, New York, NY, renamed Kathleen C. Tracy (ON 254288), 1947
  • Registered to Ship Owners and Merchants Towboat Co., Ltd., San Francisco, CA, renamed Sea Lion, 1955
  • Final disposition, foundered while towing battleship Alabama (BB-60) from Bremerton to Mobile, 35 miles SW of Cape Mala, Gulf of Panama, 22 August 1964
    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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    Charles A. Radcliff was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 14 October 1882. He died of complications after an appendectomy at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 24 May 1925.

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