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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 tugboat ST-73 at Levingston Shipbuilding Corp., Orange, TX.
  • Launched in November 1942
  • Delivered in December 1942 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-73
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by C.J. King, Mobile, AL., renamed Ole Mac
  • Acquired in 1952 by Tidelands Services Inc., Houston, TX., name retained
  • Acquired in 195x by Independent Services Inc., Houston TX., renamed Kenneth S.III
  • Acquired in 1960 by Phillips Petroleum Co., Pensacola, FL.,
  • Acquired in 1963 by Gibson Barge Line, Houma, LA., renamed Valdez
  • Acquired in 196x by Zapata Marine Service Inc., Houston, TX., renamed Zaldez Service
  • In 1970 Zapata Marine Service Inc., Renamed the tug Ray A.
  • Acquired in 1971 by B2 Towing Co., Houston, TX., renamed Alma B.
  • Acquired in 1974 by D & D Marine Inc., Lake Charles, LA., renamed Dawn
  • Acquired in 1978 by Alamo Chemical Transport Co., Houston, TX., name retained
  • Acquired in 198x by Eastern Carriers Inc., Norfolk, VA.
  • Acquired in 19xx by Eastern Management Equipment, Norfolk, VA.
  • Acquired in 1996 by Black River Towing, Chesapeake, VA., renamed Susan Ann
  • Current Disposition, unknown, was still in service in 2004
    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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