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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in 1942 as a US Army design 257-A steel hulled tug at Reliable Welding Works, Olympia, WA.
  • Launched in February 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, October 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-169
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by Canadian Tugboat Co. Ltd., New Westminster, B.C., Canada, renamed Isabelle Stewart, reflagged Canada
  • Acquired in 1959 by Crown Zellerbach, Vancouver, B.C., renamed Fraser Crown
  • Re-acquired in 196x by Canadian Tugboat Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
  • Re-engined in 1961, single diesel 4tew 12cyl Caterpillar, 765bhp
  • Acquired in 1982 by British Columbia Ltd., New Westminster, B.C., renamed Pacific Buoy
  • Acquired in 1990 by R.&J. Towing Ltd., New Westminster, B.C.
  • Acquired in 2003 by unknown buyer
  • 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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