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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 1944 as a US Army steel hull design 327-A tugboat at JK Welding Corp, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched in March 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, 7 May 1944
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-488
  • During World War II ST-488 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
    From July 5 to 7 October 1944 ST-488 performed convoy duty and assistance while based in Great Britain
    ST-488 arrived at Le Havre, France 9 October 1944, to take up duties with the 16th Port Group
  • Retired from US Army service in 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by Port Autonome du Havre, Le Havre, France, renamed ST-8, reflagged France
  • Laid up in 1989
  • Acquired in 1993 by Association Remorqueur for preservation, renamed ST-488
  • Current Disposition, Museum ship in the port of Le Havre, France
    Displacement 155 t.
    Length 86'5"
    Beam 23'
    Draft 8'6"
    Speed 9.15 kts
    Complement unknown
    one 8cyl Enterprise type DMG-38, 700bhp @350rpm,
    single propeller

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    34k Ex-US Army ST-488 as a museum ship in the port of Le Havre. ST-488 served in the United States Army from July to October 1944 in British ports before moving, in October 1944, to the floating docks of the U.S. Mulberry harbour of Arromanches in Normandy and to the French port of Le Havre where she served into 1946. From 1946 to the late 1970s she worked in the port of Le Havre as a commercial tug. Retired in the late 1970s she was saved from wrecking by volunteers, she became a museum ship in 1994, part of Musee maritime od La Havre, classified as a historical monument in 1994. Tommy Trampp
    71k Ex- US Army ST-488 moored as a museum ship at Musee maritime od Le Havre, date unknown.  

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