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Van Dyke IV (LT-184)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down in 1930 as a the steel hull tugboat Van Dyke IV for Atlantic Refining Co,, Philadelphia. PA. at Kensington Shipyard and Dry Dock, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Launched 1930
  • Delivered to Atlantic Refining Co., date unknown
  • Acquired in 1942 by the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Van Dyke IV (LT-184)
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1953 by McAllister Bros. Towing Co., New York, N.Y., renamed James McAllister
  • Acquired in 1977 by Hayes Tug and Launch Co., Wallingford, PA., renamed Big Shot
  • Acquired in 2004 by Gerald M. Voynik, renamed Constant
  • No longer in documentation
  • Final Disposition unknown
    Displacement 134 t.(gross), 91 t.(net)
    Length 92'2"
    Beam 21'1
    Draft 8'5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion As Built
    one 600hp diesel-electric engine
    single propeller
    Propulsion 1957 Re-engined
    one 1,080hp diesel engine
    single propeller

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    Van Dyke IV
    262k Ex- US Army tug Van Dyke IV (LT-184) in private service as Constant moored, date and location unknown
    Photo by Dirk Septer, courtesy TugboatInformation

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