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Struck a mine and sank, 21 July 1944 at Cherborug, France


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater - 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-253
  • During World War II ST-253 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • Final Disposition, ST-253 struck a mine and sank, 21 July 1944, in the harbor at Cherbourg, France
    Displacement 155 t.
    Length 86'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 8'6"
    Speed 9.5 kts
    Complement unknown
    one 8cyl Enterprise diesel engine, type DMG-38, 650bhp, 478kW
    single propeller

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