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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 1944 as a US Army design 293 wood hull tugboat at Barbee Marine Seattle, WA.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered, in 1944 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service in 1944 as LT-144
  • Retired from US Army service 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by Canadian Tugboat Co. Ltd., Vancouver B,C., named Florence Filberg, reflagged Canada
  • Acquired in 1972 by John Carolan Ltd., New Westminster B.C., name retained
  • Acquired in 1975 by Newman Log Booming Ltd., (Walmis Newman) Duncan B.C., name retained
  • Acquired in 1979 by Ridgeway W. Wilson Jr., Nanaimo B.C., name retained
  • Acquired in 1982 by L.T.Tug Ltd. Victoria B.C., name retained
  • Acquired in 1987 by H. Von Der Hofen, Peter Perry and Don Lewison, Seattle WA., name retained, reflagged United States
  • Final Disposition, in 2007 burned by arson and sank in Sooke Harbour B.C. scrapped
    Displacement 270 t.(gross)
    Length 127'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 16'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    two diesel engines, 1,350hp
    two propellers

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    19k Ex-US Army tugboat LT-144 underway while in commercial service as Florence Filberg date and location unknown.
    37k Ex-US Army tugboat LT-144 underway while in commercial service as Florence Filb2rg date and location unknown.
    Photo from John Henderson collection, courtesy Nauticapedia

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