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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down in 1942 for the US Army as ST-71 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-71)
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by Russell Brothers Towing Co. (Newtown Creek Towing Co.) of New York, N.Y., renamed Russell 8.
  • Acquired in 1961 by McAllister Brothers Towing Co,, New York, N.Y., name retained
  • In 1963, McAllister Brothers Towing Co. renamed the tug Reid McAllister
  • Acquired in 1967 by the Gaelic Tugboat Co. of Grosse Isle, MI., renamed Donegal
  • Acquired in 1998 by the Roen Salvage Co. of Sturgeon Bay, WI., renamed John A. Asher
    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

    Photo by Dave Boone, courtesy Tugboat Information.
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    21k Ex-ST-71 in commercial service as the McAllister Bros. Towing Co. tug Reid McAllister Behind the tug is the liner SS United States moored pierside, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp

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