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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down in 1943 as a US Army design 257-A steel hulled tug at JK Welding Brooklyn N.Y.
  • Launched in August 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, December 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-79
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1945
  • ST-79 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater during World War II
  • Acquired 1945 by the government of the Netherlands. reflagged the Netherlands
  • Acquired in 1946 by government of Finland. renamed DR-13, reflagged Finland
  • Acquired in 1950 by F.W. Hollming O/Y, Rauma, Finland, rebuilt as an icebreaking tug
  • Acquired in 1951 by Port of Hamina Authority (Haminan kaupunki), at Hamina, Finland, renamed Merikarhu
  • Preserved in 1990 as a museum tug at Hamina, Finland
    Displacement 106 gross tons
    Length 74'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 8.4'
    Speed 9.3 kts
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 6cyl Atlas-Imperial type 6BM, 400bhp
    single three bladed propeller

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