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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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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-159
  • Retired from US Army service in 1946
  • Acquired, in 1946 by Italian interest, named Forte
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, date unknown
    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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