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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Built in 1943 at Calumet Shipyard & Drydock Co., Chicago IL
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered to US Army Quartermaster 1943
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps in 1943, placed in service as LT-57
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1962 by Foss Launch and Tug of Tacoma, WA., renamed Ellen Foss
  • Acquired in 1986 by Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Co., Portland, OR., renamed Natoma
  • Acquired in 1991 by Island Tug and Barge Co. of Seattle, WA., renamed Chilkat Chief
  • Island Tug and Barge Co. renamed the tug Norman S. in 1996
  • Acquired in 2005 by Tabard International, Panama City, Panama, renamed Prometheus
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    Displacement 395 t.
    Length 123'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 18'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one diesel engine
    single propeller 1,225 hp

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    52k Ex- US Army tug LT-57 underway as the Foss Launch and Tug's Ellen Foss, circa 1962-1986.
    Photo courtesy Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society and TugboatInformation.
    Tommy Trampp

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