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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

  • Laid down in 1942 at Ira S. Bushey and Sons Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y. as Port Chester for the United States Maritime Commission.
  • Re-Allocated to the US War Department by the Maritime Commission in 1943
  • Launched in December 1942
  • Delivered to US Army Quartermaster Corps in January 1943
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps in 1943, placed in service as LT-233
  • Retired from US Army service circa 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by E.N. Bisso and Son Inc., Metairie, LA., renamed Captain Ed, renamed Peggy H. in 1983
  • Acquired in 1994 Signet Maritime Corp., Houston, TX., renamed Signet Resolute,
  • Acquired in 2011 by interests in Dover, DE,, renamed Bluebird
  • Out of documentation in 2013
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 395 t.
    Length 123'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 18'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion, AS Built
    one 805hp seven cylinder, Fairbanks Morse diesel engine
    single propeller
    Propulsion, 1981 Rebuild,
    one 2000hp EMD 16-567CE2 diesel engine
    single propeller

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    103k Ex-US Army tug LT-233 working a tow as the Signet Maritime Corp. tug Signet Resolute, circa 1994-2011, location unknown.
    Photo ©2005 Michael Martin, courtesy TugboatInformation
    Tommy Trampp

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