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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Large Oceangoing Tug
  • Laid down in 1943 as a US Army, design 254 steel tug, at Marietta Manufacturing Co.. Point Pleasant. W.V.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in November 1943
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service in November 1943 as LT-223
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1949 by unknown interest, named R.P. Hyams
  • Acquired in 1950 by unknown interest, renamed William S. Smith
  • Acquired in 1972 by unknown interest, renamed Dale E. Temple
  • Acquired, date unknown, by Martain Midstream Partners, converted to a pusher tug, renamed WIP Orion, reflagged Jamaica
  • Current Disposition active a of 2020
    Displacement unknown
    Length 149'
    Beam 33'
    Draft 19'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 1,200hp reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller

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    45k Ex-US Army tug LT-223 in commercial service as the pusher tug WIP Orion moored, date and location unknown
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