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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Tug (wood):
  • Built in 1901, as the cannery tender Chilkat by Stone and Van Bergen Shipyard, San Francisco, CA. for the Alaska Packers Association of Anchorage, AK.
  • Acquired in 1942 by Foss Launch and Tug of Tacoma, WA. renamed Edith Foss
  • Acquired in 1943 by the US Army Quartermasters Corps.
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps., designated ST-239
  • Final Disposition, sank in the Inside Passage, 4 December 1943, by collision with a passenger ship
    Displacement172 t.
    Length 117'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one diesel engine
    single propeller 800 hp

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