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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in 1943 as a US Army, design 327-JE steel tug, at Levingston Shipbuilding, Orange, TX.
  • Launched in August 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in November 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-247
  • During World War II ST-247 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, Normandy Invasion, June 1944
    At Normandy ST-247 struck an underwater obstruction while working on the block ships, CAPT, Les Ellison, USA, ran ST-247 ashore at Utah Beach where the crew waited three days before repairs could be made
  • ST-247 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1950 by the government of Portugal, for service at Macau, renamed Guia, reflagged Portugal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 155 t.
    Length 86'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 8'6"
    Speed 9.5 kts
    Complement unknown
    one 8cyl Enterprise type DMG-38, 650bhp, 478kW
    single propeller

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