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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 320 steel hulled tug at Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched in February 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, June 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-178
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 25.5 t (light), 28.9 t (loaded)
    Length 45'
    Beam 12'
    Draft 3 - 6 ft.
    Speed, 10 kts
    Complement 4
    Cruise Radius 702 nm
    Diesel, 800 gal
    Lube Oil, 110 gal. Potable water, 50 gal.
    Fuel Consumption 10,25 gal. per hour
    Anchor one 85 lb. "Danforth" Mark II
    Anchor chain 25 fathoms, 3/8 in.
    Safety Equipment
    one 75 lb. CO2 cylinder
    three 15 lb. CO2 fire extinguishers
    one 5 gal. CO2 fire extinguisher
    one 2 1/2 gal. soda-acid extinguisher
    one fire pump, 50gal at 100psi
    one 5-person balsa life raft
    Generator one 2kw, 120v D.C.
    one Kahlenberg type B-5 diesel engine, 150bhp
    single 44in propeller

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    57k Illustration of a US Army Design 320 Tugboat John Spivey

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