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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Design 255 Small Tugboat:
  • Built by Equitable Equipment Co., Madisonville, LA (YN 189)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, April 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Transportation Corps as ST 10, 17 May 1943
  • Noted in distress 32-30n 69-25w while towing two barges Charleston to Bermuda; towed into Bermuda by Choctaw (AT-70), 20-21 June 1943
  • Foundered with loss of five crew members, circumstances and location unknown, 16 January 1945 1
  • Apparently salved and returned to service; noted active at Bermuda in 1948
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    1. and US Rosters of World War 2 Dead list the five as Bosun Thomas H. Edy, Master James T. Sampson, 1st Engineer Abdul Aziz, Cook Hilton L. Hutchins, and OS James Waldron. Genealogy searches have failed to discover more info about these men, indicating they were likely foreign-born. Similarly, no details of this tug's foundering have as yet been discovered.
    Displacement 139 gross tons
    Length 82'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 11 knots
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one National Supply 8-cylinder diesel engine, 560hp
    single propeller

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    88k The listing Liberty ship Leicester arrives at Murray's Anchorage, Bermuda, 03 October 1948, after a grueling voyage where her ballast shifted in a hurricane. Admiralty tug Justice is at right, while ST 10 is at the bottom of the picture.
    Photo via
    Dave Wright

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