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Edward Schenk (ST-163)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid in 1916 as a wooden hull tug, at Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired, date unknown, by Tongass Timber Co., Wrangell, AK.
  • Acquired by the US Army Quartermaster Corps, circa 1941-42
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Edward Schenk (ST-163), circa 1941-42
  • Final Disposition, foundered with all hands, 14 October 1942, near Tree Point, between Ketchikan, Alaska and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The vessel’s cook, Charles F Swanson’s body was the only one recovered. He was reported to have made it to the beach five miles north of Tree Point but died of hypothermia. (Reference - Alaska Shipwrecks)
    Displacement 18 t.(gross), 11 t. (net)
    Length 43'3"
    Beam 12'
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    single diesel engine, 120hp
    single Propeller

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