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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Laid down in 1944 as a US Army design 293-A wood hulled tug at Northeastern Shipbuilding, Quincy. MA.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Delivered to US Army Quartermaster Corps circa September 1944-March 1945
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps circa September 1944-March 1945, placed in service as LT-464
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1955 by Alaska Freight Lines Inc., Seattle, WA., named Richard
  • Acquired in 1975 by Northland Services Inc., Seattle, WA., renamed Polar Sea
  • Acquired in 2000 by unknown interest, Beaverton, OR., renamed Galene.
  • Current Disposition, She has since passed through the hands of other private owners and is now used as a liveaboard in Seattle, Washington.
    Displacement 300 t.
    Length 73'
    Beam 18'
    Depth of Hold 9'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 1,200hp Superior direct reversing diesel engine
    single propeller

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    234k Ex-US Army tug LT-464 underway as Galene, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Kyle Stubbs, courtesy TugboatInformation
    Tommy Trampp

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