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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-224
  • Retired from US Army service, 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by Argentine Navy, named Charrua
  • Retired from Argentine Navy in 1963, sold to unknown interest
  • Sank in 1979 and raised
  • Final Disposition, scrapped 2010
    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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