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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, circa September 1943-April 1944, as a US Army design 293 wood hull tugboat at Northwestern Shipbuilding, S. Bellingham. WA.
  • Launched circa September 1943-April 1944
  • Delivered, circa September 1943-April 1944 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service circa September 1943-April 1944 as LT-158
  • Retired from US Army service in 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by Canadian Tugboat Co. Ltd., Vancouver B.C., reflagged Canada, repowered by Burrard Dry Dock with twin 820 diesel engines
  • Re-acquired in 1958 by Canadian Tugboat Co. Ltd., Vancouver B.C.
  • Acquired in 1976 by C.J.R. Marine Services Ltd., Richmond. B.C.
  • Acquired in 1980 y Hodder Tugboat Co. Ltd., Richmond. B.C.
  • Acquired in 1982 by Sea West Holdings Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
  • Acquired in 1984 by Leif Bentzen, Friday Harbour, WA., reflagged United States
  • Acquired in 1987 by Blue Whale Yacht Charter & Sales Ltd., Surrey, B.C., reflagged Canada
  • Converted to a yacht, date unknown, named Mary Mackin
  • Grounded and abandoned in 1998 on the foreshore in Patricia Bay
  • Final Disposition, abandoned and burnt on Burrard beach, B.C. 2004
    Displacement 270 t.(gross)
    Length 127'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 16'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion As Built
    two 690 hp Fairbanks Morse Co., diesel engines
    two propellers
    Propulsion 1946 Rebuild
    two 820hp Stork-Werkspoor diesel engines
    two propellers

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