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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 1944 as a US Army design 257-A steel hulled tug at John E. Matton & Sons Inc., Cohoes, N.Y.
  • Launched in February 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, June 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-89
  • During World War II ST-89 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • Retired from US Army service circa 1945
  • Transferred in 1945 to the government of the Netherlands, at Rotterdam
  • Transferred in 1946 to the government of Finland, renamed DR 4, reflagged Finland
  • Renamed Star in 1947
  • Acquired in 1950 by F.W. Hollming O/Y, Rauma, Finland, converted to icebreaker
  • Acquired in 1956 by Rauma Repola O/Y, Rauma, Finland, renamed Rauma II
  • Acquired in 1971 by Nils Hacklin O/Y, Pori, Finland, renamed Mars II
  • Acquired in 1982 by Alfons Hakans & Co, Turku/Abo, Finland, renamed Fakir
  • Acquired in 1984 by Nater O/Y, Haantali, Finland
  • Final Disposition, broken up in 1984
    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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