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Maj. Richard M. Strong (LT-62)
LT-62 (1944 - ?)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Built in 1943 at Calumet Shipyard & Drydock Co., Chicago IL
  • Launched in November 1943
  • Delivered to US Quartermaster Corps in April 1944
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps in April 1944, placed in service as LT-62
  • Named Maj. Richard M. Strong (LT-62), date unknown
  • Retired by US Army Transportation Corps, date unknown
  • Acquired, date unknown, by Island Tug and Barge Ltd, Vancouver, B.C., renamed Island Sovereign, reflagged Canada
  • Sank in 1949, refloated and salvaged
  • Island Tug and Barge was acquired by McAllister Towing of New York, N.Y. in 1960 becoming the McAllister subsidiary. McAllister Towing Ltd., Montreal , name retained
  • Island Tug and Barge Ltd. acquired in 1969 by Genstar Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., name retained
  • Genstar Ltd. became Seaspan Marine Inc., Vancouver, B.C. in 1973, rename Seaspan Sovereign
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 394 t. (gross), 268 t. (net)
    Length 114'5"
    Beam 29'8"
    Draft 18'3"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one diesel engine, 2,200hp
    single propeller

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