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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-90
  • During World War II ST-90 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, 12 June 1946, to the government of Finland, renamed No 17, reflagged Finland
  • Transferred 13 September 1946 the Finnish Navy, as minesweeper, redesignated DR-17
  • Damaged 25 August 1948, by a mine off Hanko, Finland, repaired same year
  • Acquired in 1949 by Korttila & Kumppani,Kotka, Finland, renamed Poitsila
  • Acquired in 1971 by Finland Steamship Co Ltd.," at Helsinki, Finland, renamed Partner
  • Acquired in 1980 for breaking up by Hamman Laivaromu, Hamina, Finland
  • Acquired in 1981 by Tapio Pötry, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Acquired in 1982 by Ilkka Husu, Kotka, Finland, renamed Nina H
  • Acquired in 1983 by Kari Muona, Helsinki, Finland
  • Acquired in 1984 by Auto-80 O/Y, Helsinki, Finland
  • Acquired in 1985 by Walkingboards O/Y, Helsinki, Finland
  • Acquired in 1986 by Jarkko Antikainen and Jussi Huttunen, Helsinki, Finland
  • Acquired in 1988 by Mika Lehtonen, Helsinki, Finland, converted to a yacht, re-renamed Poitsila
  • Acquired in 200x by Tom Korttila, lying at Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, under restoration
  • Accepted in 2004 to the Historic Ship Register of the Finnish Maritime Museum
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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