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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in 1942 ST-70 a US Army design 257-A tug at Platzer Boat Works, Houston, TX.
  • Launched in February 1943
  • Delivered in April 1943 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-70)
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by C.G. Willis Inc., Norfolk, VA., renamed Evelyn
  • Hailing port changed Wilmington, DE. in the 1950s
  • Acquired in 1956 by United States Lines Co., Baltimore, MD., renamed Transport
  • Acquired in 1960 by Baltimore Towage & Lighterage Co, Baltimore, MD.
  • Acquired in 1962 by Frank J. Blaha, Norfolk, VA., renamed Virginia B.
  • Acquired in the 1980s by B & B Tugs Inc,, Hopewell, VA.
  • Acquired in 1995 by Blaha Towing Co., Hopewell, VA.
  • Acquired in 1999 by Trident Marine, Charles City, VA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 93 t. (gross)
    Length 69.9'
    Beam 20'
    Depth of Hull 8'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 9.13 kts
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one diesel engine, 400 hp
    single propeller

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