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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in 1942 as a US Army, design 327 steel tug, at Levingston Shipbuilding, Orange, TX.
  • Launched in March 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in June 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-243
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1949 by McAllister Brothers Towing of New York, N.Y., renamed William H. McAllister
  • Final Disposition, while towing a light oil barge on Lake Champlain William H. McAllister, struck Schuyler Reef at at approximately 2300, 17 December 1963 and sank.
    Displacement140 t.
    Length 86'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 9'6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one diesel engine, 720bhp
    single propeller

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