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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 the design 257-A tugboat ST-72 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-72
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by Sabine Transportation Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD., renamed Boaz
  • Restyled in 1961 Sabine Towing & Transportation Co. Inc., Port Arthur, TX., name retained
  • Acquired in 1971 by Peterson Towing Corp., New York, N.Y., name retained
  • Acquired in 1976 by Gillikin Marine Transport Corp., Plymouth, MA., name retained
  • Acquired in 1980 by Hydro Dredge Corp., Plymouth, MA., renamed Eric H.
  • Final Disposition, probably broken up, 19xx
    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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