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Gleamer (ST-216)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down in 1908 as the wooden tug Gleamer, at J.H.Price, Brandon, OR.
  • Launched in 1908
  • Delivered in 1908 to Gardiner Mill Co., Gardiner, OR.
  • Acquired in 1920 by Rolph Navigation & Coal Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Acquired in 1928 by C.E. Bean, San Francisco, CA.
  • Acquired in 1938 by North American Whaling Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Acquired in 1939 by San Francisco Sea Products Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Acquired in 1941 by Columbia Construction Co., Portland, OR.
  • Requisitioned in July 1942 by the War Shipping Administration for service in Seattle and Puget Sound
  • Acquired by the US Army Quartermaster Corps in July 1942
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Gleamer (ST-216)
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in July 1948 by West Coast Steamship Co., CA, name retained
  • Acquired in 1951 by Pacific Tug & Salvage Co., Long Beach, CA., re-engined with one 900hp General Motors diesel engine
  • Acquired in 1953 by Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., renamed Erik Foss
  • Laid up in May 1976 for extensive hull repairs
  • Acquired in 1977 by Douglas Logan, Seattle, WA. renamed Gleamer
  • In 1979 rebuilt and re-engined, as a pleasure boat
  • Acquired in 19xx by John A. Leffle, Seattle, WA. renamed Lemarco II
  • Registration expired in 2001
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 133 t.
    Length 97'4"
    Beam 22'8"
    Draft 10'8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one diesel engine 400ihp
    single propeller

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