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Turecamo Girls (LT-183)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down in 1933 as a the steel hull tugboat Turecamo Girls for Turecamo Maritime at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
  • Launched 1933
  • Delivered to Turecamo Maritime, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1942 by the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Turecamo Girls (LT-183)
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in In 1965 by Terminales Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela, renamed Rosa F., reflagged Venezuela
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 148 t.(gross), 91 t.(net)
    Length 87'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion As Built
    one 700hp diesel engine
    single propeller
    Propulsion Re-engined, date unknown
    one 1,435hp diesel engine
    single propeller

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    85k US Army tug Turecamo Girls (LT-183) underway, date and location unknown.
    Merchant Service
    Turecamo Girls
    79k Ex- US Army tug Turecamo Girls (LT-183) in commercial service as the Turecamo Maritime tugboat Turecamo Girls underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Francis Farmer, courtesy TugboatInformation

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