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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-83
  • ST-83 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater during World War II
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1945
  • Acquired 1945 by the government of the Netherlands. reflagged the Netherlands
  • Acquired, 6 December 1946 by government of Finland. renamed DR-3, reflagged Finland
  • Transferred, 19 November 1946 to the Finnish Navy
  • Redesignated No.3 in 1948
  • Acquired in 1952 by Fratelli Elio & Maria Solimano, Savona, Italy, renamed Vigor, reflagged Italy
  • Acquired in 1952 by Soc. Carmelo Noli fu Giovanni, Savona, Italy, renamed Riviera
  • Acquired in 1982 by SOMAT - Soc. Maritima Trapanese Srl, Trapani, Italy, renamed Cala Bianca
  • Final Disposition, deleted from register 1988, broken up
    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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