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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-248
  • During World War II ST-248 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, Normandy Invasion, (Omaha Beach), June 1944
  • Probably assigned to assigned to 333 company at Le Havre, France
  • Named Edward J. Roccanti (ST-248) in 1945 (named after an ST sailor previously killed)
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1949 by URO - Union des Remorqueurs de l'Océan, at La Rochelle, France, renamed Mindin, reflagged France
  • Final Disposition, grounded and sank, June 1955 at Boa Vista, Cape Verde Islands
    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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